A rare £2 coin that commemorates the creation on the UK has sold on eBay for £1,000 today.

Seller “Shancahil5” from Clacton-on-Sea in the UK posted the coin on the online auction site with little additional info, and simply referred to it as the “Rare £2 puzzle coin”.

However, the coin is actually the Act of the Union Coin. It was created in 2007 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the creation on the UK.

Political unification of Scotland and England was made official in 1707, and one parliament was created for both countries.

You can spot this coin thanks to its unique puzzle design.

eBay: Rare £2 coin sells for £1,000 – two pound coins commemorate UK

It depicts the rose of England and the thistle of Scotland combining to create on jigsaw, along with a portcullis representing Parliament.

The coin, designed by Yvonne Holton, states along its rim: “United into one Kingdom.”

Britain and Scotland are still united under the parliament, although there have been calls for independence in Scotland since.

There was a referendum in 2014 on the question, however the electorate voted to stay in the union with England.

However, according to coin experts this piece is not particularly rare.

There are 7,545,000 of these pieces in circulation, and it only scores a 1 on the scarcity scale create by Change Checker, meaning it is not at all rare.

Rare £2 coin for sale on eBay

eBay: Rare £2 coin sells for £1,000 – two pound coins commemorate UK

£1 coin listing

eBay: A rare £2 coin that commemorates the creation on the UK has sold on eBay for £1,000 today

Knowing the rarest coins out there could help normal Britons make a good sum of money from finding or collection rare coins.

What are the rarest coins in the UK

Express.co.uk listed leave common £1, £2, 50p, 20p, 10p and 2p coins currently in circulation in the UK.

These include the dateless 20ps, which are actually part of a run from 2008. There may be between 50,000 and 200,000 of these coins in circulation.

The 1983 ‘New Pence’ 2p coin can also sell for a huge sum, up to £650. 

Rare coin on Royal Mint

eBay: Act of the Union Coin £2 was created in 2007

Another rare 50p coin is selling for £225 on eBay. 

The 2006 coin shows a soldier carrying another soldier who appears to be wounded.

The item is titled “Wounded Soldier 2006 50p Coin Hero Rare Fifty Pence Collectable Circulated“, while the description reads simply: “Rare circulated coin”.

Another rare Peter Rabbit 50p coin has sold for a whopping £1,175 for a collection of only four coins on eBay yesterday. 

The 2016 set of coins inspired by the British author prove a huge hit on the website when it was sold for the massive sum by eBay user “thumperzz01”.

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