THE RARE Squirrel Nutkin 50p is another valuable entry in the popular Beatrix Potter collection.

The lovable children's literature character features on the reverse side of the coin and was designed by Emma Noble.

His whiskers and bushy tail are captured in great detail on the design along with his name printed above.

The coin was issued in 2016 after four of the titular character's furry friends had already entered circulation – including Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck.

But he isn't necessarily as valuable as some of his cute comrades – we reveal how much the coin is worth.

How rare is the Squirrel Nutkin 50p?

In circulation, there are only 5,000,000 of the fifth coin design edition of the Beatrix Potter collection.

The rarest in the collection, the 2018 Peter Rabbit 50p, has only 1,400,000 in contrast.



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And overall, around 200 million regular 50ps are in circulation – so these are the copies most likely to be found in your change, minted in 2008 with a design printed of the bottom of the Royal Shield.

In amongst that glut of silver though, Change Checker's latest scarcity index update tells us exactly where this particular 50p fits in in terms of rarity and value.

The Squirrel Nutkin 50p has a score of 10 on the chart , but it is in 39th place.

The scarcity index ranks each of the coins between 1 and 100 to indicate how hard they are to find, as well as how in demand they may be.

The higher the number, the rarer the coin and therefore it's more likely to be more valuable than others.

This one is deemed as less common, but there are plenty more that top it on the scale, so it's not one of the rarest you can find.

How much is the Squirrel Nutkin 50p worth?

As it's not one of the rarest of all the Beatrix Potter coins, this 50p doesn't rack up hundreds when it sells on eBay.

There is a rare coloured silver proof version that has sold for £53 on the site though.

But if you find a standard copy in your own change then you're more likely to pocket around £3.50, which is what one seller managed to snag from a bidder at online auction.

It's not a lot but the price is seven times more than face value.

If you want to sell on a copy of the coin yourself, you might want to think about getting it officially verified by the change experts too.

This could up the value of the sale.

Snaffle away the complete five piece set and you could earn around £20 like one seller we spotted on eBay too.

But when you're buying and selling on eBay you have to keep in mind all the hidden charges, so when you add up sellers fees and postage, to name a few, you might only earn as much as the face value of the coin anyway.

Are other coins in my change valuable?

The entire Beatrix Potter collection features plenty of commemorative coins that are seen as very valuable to collectors.

It's because they were each minted in low numbers – compared to regular 50ps anyway.

But they're not the only ones worth a pretty penny.

One of the most popular coins to collect is the Kew Gardens 50p and this can go for over £300 in some cases, as it's so rare and sought after.

There's also a collection containing 29 different designs of each of the sports from the 2012 Olympic games, and each of these will regularly sell above face value – sometimes up to £570.

Coins with errors will usually gain a lot of interest too.

But a coin will only sell above face value if someone is willing to bid that much.

Interest can change so there's no hard and fast guarantee you'll be minted by snapping one up and selling it on.

But if you take a look at other listings on eBay you'll be able to determine how much your own change could go for.

But beware of fakes as they'll often show up online.

You should also always keep in mind that on eBay a buyer could pull out, which means the coin won't have sold for the price it says it has.

But if you're worried, or want a definitive answer to how much your change is worth, you can check your change with experts like Coin Hunter or The Royal Mint.

They'll be able to tell you if your change is worth what others are saying or maybe more.

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