A YouTube star claims he has discovered he owns the same 50p Battle of Hastings coin as one which supposedly sold for £63,000 on eBay.
LadBaby, real name Mark Hoyle, is a Nottingham-born YouTube star who made the happy discovery.
The 33-year-old took to his official Instagram account to share some exciting news with his one million followers after the dad-of-two realised he owns a "rare and collectible" 50p coin.
Taking to his Instagram Story yesterday, the star told his fans how on June 30 he was scrolling through social media when he saw an article about how one of the 50p coins supposedly sold for 126,000 times its value online.
And it turns out, he owns one...
Mark, who vlogs his life with his family, confessed how he often collects 50p coins – much to his wife's dismay.
After seeing the article, Mark told fans how he rushed to check his 50p collection and was left delighted when he discovered he has one that could possibly be traded for £63,000.
He told his followers: "Now Rox always winds me up because when I get any 50ps, I keep them..."
Mark, who is originally from West Bridgford, then showed the Battle of Hastings commemorative coin to the camera.
Wanting to get rid of it for cash, the 2018 Celebrity Dad of the Year, who now lives with his family in Hemel Hempstead, told his fans he'd part with the coin for a discounted price.
"I'll take 60 grand for it now," he laughed. "Just DM me".
Mark has yet to reveal if anyone has taken him up on his offer but it may be unlikely as the £63k price tag secured at the auction in question came as quite the surprise to experts due to the fact a further 6.7 million are in circulation.
The Battle of Hastings coin was released in 2016 to mark 950 years since the battle ended.
It was listed on eBay on June 15 with an opening price of £1,500, which quickly rose to £61,100 in 10 days, reports The Mirror Online.
A total of 41 bids were received. It is not yet known if the sale actually went through.
Experts said its sudden rise in popularity could be attributed to people using less cash due to the pandemic, but the reasons for its rocketing price remain a mystery with some still listed at £2.
"Values for coins tend to vary every now and then and it could be that demand for 50ps has gone up because we're seeing less change used right now because of coronavirus," said Alexandra Fiddons at coin expert ChangeChecker.
Editions to celebrate historical anniversaries tend to do better amongst collectors – and this one sparked a clear pricing war.
Alexandra says it's not unusual for a coin to suddenly soar in value, though this is usually quite rare.
"We often have random coins that we don't expect to take off that much that sometimes they just skyrocket. That could be the explanation here," she said.