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how do i turn a silver 20 pence with no date into £100/ Twenty pence (20p) without a date on ebay check your change

Updated on April 3, 2011

A 20pence could be worth 500 times its value

Check your Wallets, Check your Purse, Raid the Piggy Bank.

People in England are looking at any 20 pence pieces that come their way after it has been revealed that due to a production error 20 pence pieces were issued without a date on them back in 2008 for the first time in 300 years.

The 20p coins pronounced (pee) have now become collectors items with serious money being payed for them on ebay.The London Mint office is offering to buy the twenty pence pieces without a date back for £100 each.

Anyone lucky enough to find one of the 20 pence pieces must apply to the London Mint office and register although only 10,000 applications are being accepted.

Its estimated a possible 250,000 could of been printed after the coins were redesigned in 2008.

The error occured when the old design which only had the date printed on the reverse was changed and the new design had the date on the front.The coins where then struck the new back and old front which resulted in their being a 20 pence with no date on the coin.

The coins still remain legal tender but many will be thinking twice before handing over a 20 pence without a date for a Newspaper. And for once people will be glad of a little small change just incase they get lucky and they can turn small money into big money.

The British 20 pence coin

20 pence with no dates
20 pence with no dates

Coin Facts

The heptagonal 20 pence coins first entered circulation back in 1982

All British coins since 1662 have had the date of issue on them

Other coins in the past have been struck incorrectly in the past but never went into circulation


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    • SIJO1 profile image

      SIJO1 7 years ago

      Thanks guys if i find one in my pocket i will let you know

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      hubpageswriter 7 years ago

      Smart idea.:)

    • MR.POINT OF VIEW profile image

      MR.POINT OF VIEW 7 years ago from Planet Earth

      I like that...