Double-headed 5 cent coin
Most of us toss aside those pesky 5 cent coins we find tucked in the corners of wallets and lounges. Many treasure hunters don’t even bother digging for them. However, it could be worth upwards of $2000 if it has the rare double head collectors are looking for.
A Sydney based coin collector recently stumbled upon a 2007 minted 5 cent “double-headed” coin in his change. He promptly sold the rare coin for $1000 to another collector, who then sold it for $2000. An example of the coin recently appeared on eBay with a $5000 price tag.
The coin, minted in 2007, has the Queen’s head on both sides, and it’s estimated around 1000 are in circulation. Most unsuspecting people are spending them for their 5 cent value, without realising the fortune they have.
In total, 20 – 30 have been found so far, and the scramble is on to find the rest and cash in.
So, time to start checking your coin jars and money boxes. You might be a LOT richer than you realise!