Rare “silver” 2p found in charity tin to be given away to a Change Checker.

[discover how you can win the “silver” 2p]

This afternoon we completed the purchase of the rare ‘silver’ 2 pence coin for £1,350 and now we want to give it to one lucky Change Checker.

Silver 2p

Ian Glen collecting the rare ‘silver’ 2p from Malmesbury Branch of the Royal British Legion.

The silver 2 pence coin was dropped into a Royal British Legion collection tin in Wiltshire a few weeks ago and made headline news nationwide.

The Fake ‘Silver’ 2p

Poppy collectors found the silver coloured 2 pence piece and thought they had been given a fake. Although they assumed it was worth nothing, they sent it to The Royal Mint to be checked and it’s a good job they did.  The coin was confirmed as an extremely sought-after minting error.  Somehow a 10p ‘blank’ found its way into the presses and a 2p was accidentally struck onto it.

The rare ‘silver’ 2p

Errors like this are extremely rare, but The Royal Mint verified the authenticity of the coin with a letter and so here at Change Checker we knew this was an opportunity not to be missed. 

We agreed to buy the coin for £1,350, with all the proceeds going to the Royal British Legion and now we want to give the ‘silver’ 2p to one lucky Change Checker.

Your chance to win the coin

One lucky winner will be chosen at random from anyone registered with Change Checker by midnight on 30th June.

All you need to do is register for FREE at www.changechecker.org before midnight 30th June and you will be in with a chance to win the coin.

To register your free account at www.changechecker.org – all you need to do is enter your email address and choose a password.

To read the full terms and conditions please visit www.changechecker.org/silver2p

Good luck!


You can also read about the story as reported by the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-36530514

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20 Responses to Rare “silver” 2p found in charity tin to be given away to a Change Checker.

  1. Lee says:

    I would put the coin between the 2 coins I have for remembrance day as the money went to the British Legion and would sirloin proudly between them.

  2. Elizabeth Carlyon says:

    Wow that’s an amazing story would love to win it

  3. Fatima Akhtar says:

    What a lovely prize 🙂 i would love to win such a marvelous striking coin…

    Thanks for giving us a chance…

  4. Derek moffat says:

    Went round every single 10 pence in my house to try find one of these coins… Couldn’t, now I need to have this soo bad 🤔

    • Lord Gary Excell says:

      I have got 26 of them, got a bag od sealed 2ps lasty year and a load of them were all silver, I just thought they had the copper colour missing, but I still have most of them, a coupl ei spent which means that the 2p found may have been one I spent lol

  5. Steven rose says:

    What if your already have a registered account ?

    • Yasmin Britton says:

      Hello, the draw will include anyone registered with Change Checker so if you already have an account you have been entered. Thanks, Yasmin

  6. Colin Davey says:

    Different, would love to own this.

  7. LadyLeigh says:

    Ooh, that’s something rather special!! ❤

  8. omg i would love on pleases

    • Yasmin Britton says:

      Hi Jean, if you have registered with Change Checker you will be included in the prize draw. One winner will be picked at random when the draw closes on the 30th June. Hope this helps. Thanks, Yasmin

  9. omg i would love one please

  10. Mark says:

    I would love one please

  11. Peter says:

    Please can i be counted for this i will be donateing it to cancer reasearch in memmory of my nan and grandad who both died of cancer in order to help fund the reasearch even further thank you and good luck to everyone

    • Yasmin Britton says:

      Hi Peter, if you have registered with Change Checker you will be included in the prize draw. One winner will be picked at random when the draw closes on the 30th June. Hope this helps. Thanks, Yasmin

  12. Lord Gary Excell says:

    P.S Further to my last message I haver over 30 of the silver 2p coins PLUS I have a bag of miss strikes, wrong planchetts and blank planchetts that have surfaced over the past few years in either change or in bulk collections I have bought. Happy to photo all of them if you are interested at Change Checked.

    Gary

  13. Lord Gary Excell says:

    Dear Change Checker. After reading this I am now very uncertain as to a load of 2pence coins I got in a sealed back last year from the bank. Over half of them were silver coloured amd all I assumed is that they somehow missed the coppering process, I still have all of the coins and a picture of them.

    Who should I contact in the mint to see if mine are just steel without the copper process or on the 10p planchett?

    I can send you photos if you email me and ask for them.

    Gary

    • Yasmin Britton says:

      Hi Gary, this sounds really interesting. We’d love to see a photo if you could post it on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ChangeChecker
      We suggest contacting the Royal Mint, you can find their contact details on their website or try taking it to your local bank.
      Hope this helps. Thanks, Yasmin

  14. Paul says:

    If you are registerd already do you have a chance of winning the Silver 2p

    Paul Binns

    • Yasmin Britton says:

      Hi Paul, the draw will include anyone registered with Change Checker so if you already have an account you have been entered. Thanks, Yasmin

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