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Loch Ness Monster coin is not as rare as you might think


By Ian Duncan

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The Loch Ness monster 10p alphabet coin which has been ranked 17th out of 26 in order of its rarity and value.
The Loch Ness monster 10p alphabet coin which has been ranked 17th out of 26 in order of its rarity and value.

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."

The 26 coins which depict, alphabetically, what makes Britain great.
The 26 coins which depict, alphabetically, what makes Britain great.

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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