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A 20 pence coin from 1985 could fetch as much as £8,000 at auction

20th November, 2016

In 1985, this 20 pence coin was worth its face value. Next month, it could fetch £7,000-£8,000 at auction. Some 500 were issued to engineers so that vending machines and public telephones could be recalibrated prior to the introduction of the new denomination – on the understanding that they would be returned. Fifty failed to come back, of which only ten are believed to be extant. Bid for it at Dix Noonan Webb’s sale, December...

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