It only seems like yesterday that the new £5 notes were selling for a massive amount of money on eBay. But the day before the launch of the new £1 coin it seems that some have leaked and are being sold online.
It amazes me that people are willing to pay so much money for something thats worth £1 but some auction on eBay are reaching over £12k.
The new coin was announced in 2014 and the Royal Mint, who create the coins, said that this one will be “the most secure coin in the world” making the pound coins harder to illegally copy.
The new coins look a lot different to the old ones but that’s not the best bit.
It has a picture like a hologram that changes from a ‘£’ symbol to the number ‘1’ when the coin is seen from different angles with all sorts of added extras to the way the coin looks.
There is even a hidden high-security feature built into the coin to protect it from being illegally copied but the details haven’t been made public.