Loch Ness Monster coin is not as rare as you might think
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You may think a coin featuring the Loch Ness Monster would be a rare sight.
However, it's not as rare as a James Bond coin or even one with a teapot on it.
All these are among 26 collectable 10p pieces issued by the Royal Mint.
The collection has been in circulation for more than a year and the one with a connection to the Highland's most famous resident has been ranked 17th out of 26 in order of rarity and value.
Coin experts at ChangeChecker have revealed they could rise in value in the future.
Anne Jessopp at The Royal Mint, said: "These uniquely British designs were selected because we felt they represented a diverse mix of elements that make up the country we all love.
"We hope the British public is inspired to take part in the Great British Coin Hunt by checking their change for those miniature works of art that spell out just some of the many iconic themes that are Quintessentially British."
Rarest alphabet 10p coins in order
1 B - Bond 007
2 T - Tea
3 N - NHS
4 R - Robin
5 Z - Zebra Crossing
6 Y - Yeoman Warder
7 W - World Wide Web
8 J - Jubilee
9 S - Stonehenge
10 A - Angel of the North
11 V - Villages
12 I - Ice Cream
13 G - Greenwich Meantime
14 U - Union Jack
15 E - English Breakfast
16 F - Fish and Chips
17 L - Loch Ness Monster
18 X - X Marks the Spot
19 D - Double Decker Bus
20 H - Houses of Parliament
21 C - Cricket
22 Q - Queue
23 O - Oak
24 M - Mackintosh
25 K - King Arthur
26 P - Postbox
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