Have you ever collected coins? Maybe you’ve got a stash you still add to or one you’ve forgotten about.

If you know you’ve got some 50p coins in particular, you might want to check them as one has sold for £225 with a seller in Manchester making the small fortune.

The coin in question is a rare Blue Peter Winner’s Edition 50p which was released in 2009 ahead of the London Olympic Games in 2012.

The coin sold for 510x its face value and features an athlete doing high jump on one side while the late Queen Elizabeth’s portrait is displayed on the other.

The Bolton News: The coin was designed by a young Blue Peter viewerThe coin was designed by a young Blue Peter viewer (Image: eBay)

A Blue Peter competition winner, Florence Jackson (aged nine at the time), designed the coin to commemorate the Olympics.

Around 20,000 editions of the coins were minted but the coin was never officially put into circulation.

However, it is understood that many did enter everyday transactions.

If you want to grow your coin collection, Heritage Coins can help you understand the value of individual coins and sets.

The Bolton News: The 50p coin features a design showing an athlete competing in the high jump eventThe 50p coin features a design showing an athlete competing in the high jump event (Image: eBay)

Rarest 50p coins in circulation in the UK

The rarest is the Kew Gardens 50p which was designed to mark the 250th anniversary of the gardens in 2009. Only 210,000 coins were ever minted with this design.

The Kew Gardens 50p sells for £156.25 on average, but one seller received over £700 for one when they sold it on eBay.

The other rarest coins stem predominantly from the 2012 Olympics, with the wrestling, football and judo coins among the most valuable. Only 1.1 million of each of these coins were produced.

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Flopsy Bunny and Peter Rabbit designs which were produced in 2018 are also highly valuable.

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These coins - 1.4 million of which were minted - depict the characters from Beatrix Potter’s novels and celebrate the life of the English writer and these sell for around £5.

In 2019, 500 million coins were produced, with three new 50p designs.

These included one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Paddington Bear at St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London.