It is a widely known fact that discovering a rare coin among your handful of change can be a blessing on the bank balance.
Brits up and down the country will remember furiously checking their change for the Kew Garden 50 p or the Edinburgh pound as the currency sold for more than double its value online.
The Coin Hunter app aims to help you make your fortune
And with the new 12-sided £1 coin coming into circulation last week, change hunters are more keen than ever to land themselves with a unique find.
But one man has come up with a unique solution to avoid having to root through your change pot or raid your kid’s money banks to get your hands on the rare finds.
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Colin Bellamy’s new app Coin Hunter, which launches next week, could have the quick solution many have been searching for.
The online game gives users virtual packs of randomly selected change – drawn from a real pot of coins.
Players then add their currency to an album where they can check their value – with rarer coins fetching a higher number of points.
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All these people who are on the Great British Coin Hunt, struggling to finish their collection don’t want to spend big prices on eBay.
Coin Hunter owner Colin Bellamy
At the end of the hunt on April 23, the player with the highest number of points wins a prize.
But at any point during the challenge, app users can choose to buy their virtual packs for their face value.
Mr Bellamy from Weston-super-Mare told the Daily Star Online: “All these people who are on the Great British Coin Hunt, struggling to finish their collection don’t want to spend big prices on eBay."
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He added: “It brings back the fun of the coin hunt.
“The Coin Hunter is more around the harder coins to find, for example the Olympic coins — their prices are going up as they’re going out of circulation.
“If you get hold of one of those, keep hold of it.”
The new £1 coin came into circulation on March 28, and is the first major redesign of the pound since it was introduced more than 30 years ago.
And the pounds – described as the most secure coins in the world – are already proving to be a collector’s craze.
The new coins have been made at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales, at a rate of three million per day.
The old pound will cease to be legal tender on October 15, 2017, and The Royal Mint would “encourage people to use coins or return them to your bank” before this date.