Have you got any 50p coins lying around or tucked in the corner of your purse? It’s worth checking as a 50p coin has sold for more than 16 times its face value on eBay after a seller in Droitwich, Worcestershire listed it.

The coin sold for £8.25 after a small bidding war and features the well-known character from Beatrix Potter’s book The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.

The character can be seen wearing her usual outfit with her bonnet featuring in the portrait on the 50p coin.

Beatrix Potter's charcacters such as Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny have featured on coins before with the Royal Mint offering collectables.

Worcester News: A Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p coin has sold on eBay for £8.25A Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p coin has sold on eBay for £8.25 (Image: eBay)

A variety of coins sell for more than their face value so it’s worth checking your change – you could be sitting on a small fortune.

One example of this is the King Charles 50p that sold for £2,500 after a seller from Pershore put it on eBay.

The reverse (tails) design of the new 50p, created by Royal Mint coin designer Natasha Jenkins, features Westminster Abbey.

At the centre of the design is the King’s official cypher, representing him at Westminster Abbey being crowned King.

The obverse (heads) of the 50p features the King’s official coin portrait which was unveiled in September 2022 and is designed by sculptor Martin Jennings, as well as being personally approved by the King.

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The rarest of the Royal Mint’s most valuable 50p coins is the Kew’s Garden 50p, which was designed to mark the 250th anniversary of the gardens in 2009. Only 210,000 coins were ever minted with this design.

The Kew Gardens 50p sells for £156.25 on average, but one seller received over £700 for one when they sold it on eBay.

Seven Olympic 50p coins from the 2012 Olympic Games feature in the Royal Mint’s top 10 most valuable 50p coins.