Rare silver 2p coin realises $1,200 in charity sale

A rare silver 2p coin discovered in a donation box at Reading Hospital made £800 ($1,244) in a charity auction.

silver 2p coin
The silver 2p coin was minted in 1971

The rare coin dates to 1971 and is one of very few known specimens. They occur when a cupro-nickel blank is left in the minting machine.

Another example sold for £1,200 ($1,867) at Charterhouse in Dorset, UK last year.

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