London, July 4 (ANI): A punter was left ecstatic after he was handed out a rare undated 20p coin worth more than 7,000 pounds in change for his pint.
Lloyd Hefferman had been with his friends at The Botolph Arms pub in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, when bar staff gave him the coin, which was amongst others mistakenly released by the Royal Mint in Cardiff last year.
A handful of coins had already found takers on auction site eBay, with one fetching as much as 7,100 pounds recently.
"I had heard about the rare 20 pence pieces on the news that day, and was talking with my mates about how brilliant it would be to find one," the Telegraph quoted Hefferman as saying.
"When I was given my change I thought I would have a look to see if I had one, not expecting to find it and then I just couldn't believe my eyes.
"I have had offers from friends and colleagues for up to 500 pounds, but won't be selling it yet." eanwhile, a spokesman for the Royal Mint also said: "Last year there was an unusual lapse in quality control at the Royal Mint.
A batch of 20p coins were issued with mismatched sides. The result is a number of 20p coins have entered circulation without a date." (ANI)