Time to examine the sofa! Rare 50s coins to mark the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson Dictionary are being ...

Time to examine the sofa! Rare 50s coins to mark the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson Dictionary are being ...

Rare 50-pence coins for the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language are available for up to £ 3,500.

The commemorative coins that show the word fifty in the style of a traditional dictionary entry are viewed by dozens of eBay users per hour.

One user, sally_w55, has offered the Johnson's Dictionary Coin for £ 3,500 – a "very rare" coin.

The coins show the word 50 in the style of a traditional dictionary entry

The coins show the word 50 in the style of a traditional dictionary entry

The commemorative coins are sold on eBay for up to £ 3,500

The commemorative coins are sold on eBay for up to £ 3,500

The commemorative coins, which show the word fifty in the style of a traditional dictionary entry, are sold on eBay for up to £ 3,500

Another estimated the same commemorative coin at £ 3,300.

User ckyp2009 said: & # 39; Circulating commemorative coin 50p. Only a limited number produced. & # 39;

There are currently 11 eBay deals that offer the coin for more than £ 2,000.

Another 18 sellers estimate their change to more than 1,000 pounds, and dozens would reset a collector between 100 and 999 pounds.

One user, sally_w55, described the Johnson Dictionary coin as "very rare" - but some experts disagree

One user, sally_w55, described the Johnson Dictionary coin as "very rare" - but some experts disagree

One user, sally_w55, described the Johnson Dictionary coin as "very rare" – but some experts disagree

Another used his collection coin for £ 3,300 - just £ 200 less than the most expensive option

Another used his collection coin for £ 3,300 - just £ 200 less than the most expensive option

Another used his collection coin for £ 3,300 – just £ 200 less than the most expensive option

But some eBay sellers do not value the Samuel Johnson coin so much and have put the 50 pence pieces on the market for their original value.

Others have listed the commemorative coin at an instant buy value of £ 3.97 – just a fraction of the £ 3,500 price, which is the most expensive listing.

It seems that the anniversary coin may not be quite as exceptional as some of these sellers have assumed.

Of the dozens of deals made on eBay for the Samuel Johnson coin, prices range from £ 3,500 to just 50p

Of the dozens of deals made on eBay for the Samuel Johnson coin, prices range from £ 3,500 to just 50p

Of the dozens of deals made on eBay for the Samuel Johnson coin, prices range from £ 3,500 to just 50p

But the coin is very popular with collectors – with a 1.20 Euro offer that has been sold more than 150 times.

According to the coin experts at Change Checker, the Samuel Johnson coin is not unusual at all.

The scarcity index of the website is rated "Common" – although it was coined 13 years ago.

There are currently 11 coins on the online marketplace that offer the coin for more than £ 2,000

There are currently 11 coins on the online marketplace that offer the coin for more than £ 2,000

There are currently 11 coins on the online marketplace that offer the coin for more than £ 2,000

Another 18 sellers estimate their Samuel Johnson coins at 1,000 to 2,000 pounds apiece

Another 18 sellers estimate their Samuel Johnson coins at 1,000 to 2,000 pounds apiece

Another 18 sellers estimate their Samuel Johnson coins at 1,000 to 2,000 pounds apiece

But elsewhere on eBay, the same commemorative coin is sold for a fraction of the price

But elsewhere on eBay, the same commemorative coin is sold for a fraction of the price

But elsewhere on eBay, the same commemorative coin is sold for a fraction of the price

The 50-pence piece was released in 2005 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson's English-language dictionary.

The Royal Mint produced 17,649,000 jubilee coins, compared to 22.7 million Royal Arms in 2008.

Although this coin may not be as rare as some users believe, there are dozens of valuable pieces in circulation.

On the occasion of the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter in 2016, a coin with the image of Jemima Puddle-Duck appeared.

The anniversary coin is also currently being offered at an initial purchase price of just £ 1.20

The anniversary coin is also currently being offered at an initial purchase price of just £ 1.20

The anniversary coin is also currently being offered at an initial purchase price of just £ 1.20

There were always only 2.1 million in circulation and one of the coins recently sold for £ 106 in the online marketplace.

Others in the collection, including a colored special edition of a Peter Rabbit coin sold only by Royal Mint, were sold for up to £ 600.

The coin was originally available for £ 55 through the Royal Mint.

Other expensive coins include one with Beatrix Potter's Jemima Puddle-Duck, some of which were sold on eBay for over £ 106

Other expensive coins include one with Beatrix Potter's Jemima Puddle-Duck, some of which were sold on eBay for over £ 106

Other expensive coins include one with Beatrix Potter's Jemima Puddle-Duck, some of which were sold on eBay for over £ 106

The special edition of Peter Rabbit coins was sold for more than £ 20 in the past, despite its low monetary value

The special edition of Peter Rabbit coins was sold for more than £ 20 in the past, despite its low monetary value

The special edition of Peter Rabbit coins was sold for more than £ 20 in the past, despite its low monetary value

Another silver version of the Peter Rabbit coin that was brought into general distribution was sold for more than £ 20 the same year it was released.

According to Change Checker, the most requested 50-pence coin is the Kew Gardens design sold on eBay for up to £ 160.

Released in 2009, the design had a circulation of just 210,000 and is the least-owned and most-sought-after swap.

The most sought-after 50-pence piece is the design by Kew Gardens, previously sold on eBay for up to £ 160

The most sought-after 50-pence piece is the design by Kew Gardens, previously sold on eBay for up to £ 160

The most sought-after 50-pence piece is the design by Kew Gardens, previously sold on eBay for up to £ 160

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