The almost unique coin was donated to a branch of the Royal British Legion as they were collecting in the street. They found the ultra rare 2p in amongst the normal coppers and pounds - and handed it to the bank to be destroyed thinking it was a fake. But The Royal Mint confirmed it was the result of a ‘minting error’ when a blank 10p was accidentally put in a 2p mint.
Video: Rare SILVER two pence is found in poppy collection
Poppy collectors were stunned after discovering an extremely rare SILVER 2P coin in a tin - one of the only in the world and worth up to Â£2,000.
By The Newsroom
Monday, 9th May 2016, 2:05 pm
Monday, 9th May 2016, 3:06 pm