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Check your wallets now! The rare 50 cent coin that is now worth more than 200 dollars

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The 2012 50-cent hypermetallic coin was originally part of a new set and could not be purchased separately. Now worth up to $200

A rare 50 cent coin with spectacular colors highlighting its coat of arms has been valued up to 400 times its face value.

The 2012 hypermetallic coin is distinguished from other coins because the kangaroo, emu, shield, crown, star and number 50 are different colors.

Only 58,554 coins were made by the Royal Australian Mint and they were released as part of a set, bringing the value of the rare coin to over $200.

The collection included six coins and sold for $32.50. Collectors were unable to purchase the coin separately at the time.

Perth coin expert Joel Kandiah posted on TikTok on Thursday that the coin’s “hypermetallic color design” is a “stunning revitalization of the classic coat of arms.”

The 2012 50-cent hypermetallic coin was originally part of a new set and could not be purchased separately. Now worth up to $200

The coin has his coat of arms highlighted in stunning colors, including the state insignia on the shield.

The coin has his coat of arms highlighted in stunning colors, including the state insignia on the shield.

“This is one of the most valuable 50 cent coins in existence,” he said.

“The coin is selectively colored to highlight the different elements of Australia’s coat of arms and make this an absolutely stunning piece of art.”

Kandiah said the coin’s high value is “not a surprise” given how beautiful it is.

Currently on eBay, the rare coin sells for up to $250. yahoo reported.

But Australians have a chance to find another rare 50 cent piece.

Victoria-based coin dealer Downies Collectables recently sold a rare 1988 50 cent coin for an incredible $14,750.

All coins minted in 1988 should have had a First Fleet ship with the dates 1788-1988 to commemorate the bicentennial.

The Royal Australian Mint (pictured) doesn't usually make mistakes, but when it does, the value of some coins can skyrocket

The Royal Australian Mint (pictured) doesn’t usually make mistakes, but when it does, the value of some coins can skyrocket

A rare round 50 cent coin (pictured) was only produced between February 14, 1966 and March 1968. It is now worth $15 due to its high silver content.

A rare round 50 cent coin (pictured) was only produced between February 14, 1966 and March 1968. It is now worth $15 due to its high silver content.

But some were accidentally made with the standard coat of arms, which made them valuable.

Only two of the “excessively rare” coins are understood to be in circulation, but more could exist.

If Australians don’t find one of these rare coins in their spare coins, another 50p coin could potentially make money.

The 50 cent round coin is now worth $15 due to its high silver content, which the mint manufactured between February 14, 1966 and March 1968.

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