Rare coins that could be worth a fortune – with one famous penny around £72,000

Are you a rare coin collector?

Some of the most valuable coins have been revealed, with one fetching a whopping £72,000.

Many coins are also worth much more than its original value, including the 1937 Edward VIII Brass Threepence.

The money team from NetVoucherCodes.co.uk researched and revealed the four coins which are worth loads.

But some are so rare that the likelihood of finding one is remote.

A spokesperson said: "Coins are probably some of the more obscure objects to collect nowadays, but it can still be a lucrative hobby."

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The spokesperson added: "Most often it's commemorative pieces or varieties with errors or misprints that become so heavily sought after, purely because they're so rare.

"In other cases, it's a set of coins that were the first of its kind, or perhaps varieties that were never officially released into circulation, but were only produced as prototypes.

"The coins we've listed here are some of the rarest and therefore the most valuable UK varieties, but there are plenty of others that will still fetch a substantial profit if you happen to have one hidden away somewhere."

So are you ready to find out which coins are worth a lot of money?

1. 1937 Edward VIII Brass Threepence – potential value: £45,000

This coin was made to commemorate King Edward VIII's rise to the throne before he famously abdicated.

While commemorative Royal China was mass-produced to honour the new King, hardly any coins with his head on were made.

In fact, it is estimated only 5-10 were made which is why each coin is valued at around £45,000.

2. 1933 George V Penny – potential value: £72,000

The 1933 penny is arguably the most famous British coin.

Four "pattern" versions were presented as a prototype but never went into production which is why they are valuable.

One even sold for a staggering £72,000 at a London auction in 2016.

3. Football European Championship £2 – potential value: £1,700

England hosted the UEFA European Football Championship in 1996 and despite missing out on a spot in the finals, a coin was made.

Just over 2,000 of the coins were created which is why it's highly collectible.

However, there is a selection that feature an incorrect date and flat surface which is rare and worth around £1,700.

4. 1973 European Economic Community 50p – potential value: £3,000

This coin is highly recognisable as it features a ring of hands enveloping the text "1973 50 pence".

Only a few of these were made which were presented to finance ministers and Senior Officials of the EEC when England joined.

It's now worth around £3,000.

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