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Youtube star LadBaby discovers he has ‘rare’ Battle of Hastings 50p – after one sold for £63,000

Youtube star LadBaby discovers he has ‘rare’ Battle of Hastings 50p – after one sold for £63,000

  • Mark Hoyle, 33, discovered the coin in his money bank after learning their worth
  • He shared the discovery to Instagram claiming they had been sold for thousands 
  • 2016 Battle of Hastings coin is not considered rare with six million in circulation

Comedian and YouTube star LadBaby has revealed he is the lucky owner of a ‘rare’ Battle of Hastings 50p – one of which recently sold for £63,100.  

Mark Hoyle, 33, who keeps every 50p he’s given in change, discovered the coin in his money bank after learning that they could be sold for thousands.

Taking to Instagram to share the discovery Mr Hoyle told his followers: ‘Now Rox always winds me up because when I get any 50ps, I keep them.’

Mark Hoyle, 33, who keeps every 50p he’s given in change, discovered the coin in his money bank after learning that they could be sold for thousands

He added: ‘I’ll take 60 grand for it now, Just DM me.’  

Last week a Battle of Hastings coin sold for 1,260 times its face value leaving experts confused as the coin can usually be bought for £2.

However Mr Hoyle may be disappointed to learn that editions of the coin are now being offered up on Ebay for around £10.

With more than six million in circulation the Battle of hastings 50p, minted in 2016 to mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, is not considered rare. 

The family rose to fame after sharing humorous snippets of their life to Facebook. Roxanne Hoyle with husband Mark and their two boys

The family rose to fame after sharing humorous snippets of their life to Facebook. Roxanne Hoyle with husband Mark and their two boys

The LadBaby family have had two Christmas number ones including I Love Sausage Rolls

The LadBaby family have had two Christmas number ones including I Love Sausage Rolls

Changechecker.org rated the coin ‘common’. 

The same year a series of Beatrix Potter inspired 50p coins were also released.

Coins of note include the Kew Gardens design which has only 210,000 in circulation and is typically is sold on Ebay for up to £160.

The Royal Mint created the 50p coin to mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. On October 14 1066, Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, was killed

The Royal Mint created the 50p coin to mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. On October 14 1066, Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, was killed

The Battle of Hastings changed the course of British history and was immortalised in the Bayeux Tapestry

The Battle of Hastings changed the course of British history and was immortalised in the Bayeux Tapestry

The Battle of Hastings 50p commemorates the historic event with a design depicting the fate of King Harold who was reputedly slain by an arrow through the eye.

On October 14 1066, Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, was killed on the East Sussex battlefield as he fought the invading Normans, and William the Conqueror seized the English throne.

It changed the course of British history and the bloodshed was later immortalised in the Bayeux Tapestry. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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