Rare Australian $2 coin released in 2015 to commemorate Gallipoli landing is now worth 20 times its value
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Aussies could get more than their money’s worth out of a $2 coin that is now worth a massive 20 times its face value.
The rare coin, minted to celebrate 100 years of Australian troops landing at Gallipoli in 1915 during World War One, could now fetch up to $40.
The limited-edition coin first released in 2015 is encrusted with symbols commemorating the sacrifice of Australian diggers.
A rare $2 coin celebrating the centenary of the ANZACs’ landing at Gallipoli in 1915 during World War One, could fetch up to $40.
The words ‘Lest we Forget’ are inscribed in the middle of the coin, which is emblazoned with a red circle depicting poppies – the iconic flower dedicated to remembering soldiers who fought in the two world wars.
Carvings of diggers adorn the outer edge of the coin, in remembrance of the men who served in the battle fought on the Turskish shores.
Australians have been urged to keep the collectible coin, which according to Joel Kandiah, a self-described specialist coin researcher and collector, will fetch a fair price if it’s sold.
Kandiah, posted a video about the rare coin to his TikTok account thehistoryofmoney, to reveal its current worth.
‘if you do find one they’re worth between $20 and $40,’ he said.
A researcher and coin enthusiast said the rare and striking coin could be worth anywhere between $20-$40 if it’s sold
The limited edition coin has a very modest mintage, with only 1.46 million versions of made by the Royal Australian Mint.
In comparison, over five million of the current $2 coin in circulation were printed by the mint.
Several TikTok users commented on Mr Kandiah’s post, sharing their thoughts about the valuable piece of loose change.
‘I have 10 of them,’ one wrote.
‘Love this coin,’ said another.
‘It’s still worth $2.00 dollars [sic] only in shopping,’ another user wrote.
There are several other $2 coins that have been recently released which fetch prices well above their face value.
The $2 coin which features an image of a red poppy is worth $280.
Only 500,000 versions of the coin – made in 2012 – were minted.
A similar coin encrusted with a gold poppy made in the same year to commemorate Remembrance Day can fetch up to $30.
Several other coins that have been recently minted could fetch well above their face value, with one $2 coin featuring a red poppy worth as much as $280
Australian coins have risen to international acclaim with the mint taking out two prizes at the International Coin of the Year Awards earlier in August 2023.
The 2022 $2 Honey Bee and the Beauty Rich & Rare – Great Barrier $100 gold coin took out the top gongs out of 500 coins from around the world.