2008 20p Obverse Undated Mule coin NGC graded as a MS 62 (An average to good graded Example) the highest grades achieved are coming in at 65's on the NGC worldwide register, & there are only 5 of them! This coin is regarded by many as the Holy Grail of change collecting, and back in 2008, the undated 20p saga encouraged an entire country to start carefully checking their coins. In November 2008 a number of 20p coins were incorrectly minted, resulting in the coins being undated. This problem affected less than 250,000 coins of the 136 million 20p pieces minted in 2008-09 and was due to the previous obverse (the'Heads' side) being used with the new reverse (the'Tails' side) design, meaning the year of issue did not feature at all.
These coins remain legal tender and still have a face value of 20p. As most have been in circulated use, and the fact an old die was used by error, the quality will never be perfect, its extremely rare for anyone to find a high grade coin. The undated 20p became the first coin in over 300 years to enter circulation without a date.So, there's no surprises people are prepared to pay a pretty penny on the secondary market to secure one for their collection, watch out for good fakes though, one way is to check carefully the initials md (for matthew dent) on the base (bottom on the outline of the shield) of the reverse side, the fakes are marked mo, they didnt get the D right, also a giveaway usually is the queens eye, or they look too new! This Item Has been removed from circulation To Be Independently Professionally Graded By NGC in the U. A, The absolute top authority in the coin, world, period! They grade the coin then sonically seal it a high quality capsule or slab as we call them, and give it a certificate number which can be verified on their website, this allows you to look at your coin & guarantee authenticity and a provenance for years to come.
Material : Cupro-nickel Monarch : Elizabeth II (1952- present) Denomination : 20p / Twenty Pence Country : United Kingdom Finish : Circulated Weight : 5.00g Condition : Circulated - May show some signs of wear Diameter : 21.40mm. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Decimal Coinage (c. The seller is "uk_coinshop" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam.