The bidding site, eBay, has lots of different products on offer and can be a great place for shoppers to grab themselves a bargain. However, some items are listed with much higher asking prices which could set people back by a staggering amount. A Beatrix Potter coin from 2017 was put on sale with the starting price of £2,749, much more than face value. The coin has been described as “very rare and collectible” so is the astounding asking price actually a bargain?

The seller, “dotcomtrades” uploaded the Tale of Peter Rabbit commemorative coin onto eBay with five pictures of it.

They wrote: “Very Collectible and Rare Beatrix Potter The Tale of Peter Rabbit 50p Coin. Please check over the pictures of the item carefully as these also serve as part of the description.

“The coin has been in circulation and has some minor wear but otherwise in good condition.”

Those interested in buying the coin can do so for the Buy It Now price of £2,749, however the listing suggested the seller was up for offers and might let it go for less.

“dotcomtrades” also offered free economy delivery, so is the item really as rare and collectible as suggested?

The fifty pence piece on offer was first released in 2017 as part of the Beatrix Potter collection of commemorative coins.

New batches of these coins have been released each year since they were first introduced in 2016 to commemorate 150 years since the birth of the children’s author.

However, it may not be as rare as the seller said and the coin website, Change Checker, have given it a mintage of 19,900,000.

What’s more, they have ranked it as “one” on the scarcity index, which means it is labelled as common and not rare.

The coin publication, Spend It? Save It? What Should You Do?, revealed the coin actually has a valuation of just £4.

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