A history of sought-after Harry Potter collectables

The UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p is now available, and it features a special lenticular element. In this blog, I’ll tell you why Harry Potter collectables are some of the most sought-after out there…

The stories of Harry Potter are among some of the most-popular in the world.

In fact, more than 500 million copies of the Harry Potter books have sold worldwide!

Around the world, Harry Potter themed collectables and memorabilia are extremely popular with collectors and fans alike.

Particularly, first editions of Harry Potter collectables, or those with unique features are particularly in-demand.

Considering the brand new Harry Potter 50p is both a UK FIRST and it includes a special lenticular feature, it will surely follow in some HUGE footsteps. But, how much have previous Harry Potter collectables sold for on the secondary market?

Sought-after Harry Potter collectables

Let’s take a look at some Harry Potter memorabilia that has fetched HUGE sums on secondary market sites….

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a fictional book mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and it was brought to life when JK Rowling hand-wrote and self-illustrated 7 copies of the book.

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Handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Credit: Good Housekeeping

All 7 copies were bound in Moroccan leather and decorated with silver ornaments and semi precious stones. These books are incredibly rare with only 7 in existence.

Subsequently, one sold at auction for £1.95 million, a world record for a modern manuscript!

This is a key example of how edition limits can drive up demand for collectable items.

Considering the strict worldwide edition limits of the precious metal Harry Potter 50p coins, we don’t expect these to be available for long…

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Chocolate Frog Trading Cards

The Gold Albus Dumbledore Trading cards, available in the Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs, were previously been listed on eBay for over $900!

These cards are especially in demand as they are only available from Universal Studios in Japan and feature a special lenticular design.

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Universal Studios Japan Albus Dumbledore Chocolate Frog Trading Card
Credit: eBay

Like the Albus Dumbledore Trading Card, the UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p excitingly also features a unique lenticular feature.

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The 2022 UK Harry Potter Lenticular Feature on the 50p design.

Evidently, Harry Potter themed collectables with strict edition limits and unique features can be worth a small fortune.

And, with recent UK 50p launches selling out at The Royal Mint in limited edition presentations, including the recently issued BBC 50p, this brand new coin is sure to be a hit with collectors.

So, don’t hesitate in adding the UK’s first Harry Potter 50p to your collection.

Browse the range here >>

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Relive 20 years of Harry Potter Movie Magic

Do you have a favourite scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone? For me, it has to be the first time we see Hogwarts!

Well, that scene and 11 memorable others from Diagon Alley, to Harry’s first flying lesson are celebrated in this brand new Harry Potter coin collection.

And in my latest video I tell you how you can start collecting today and SAVE £95!


If you’re interested…

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Your magical HALF PRICE saving awaits…

Did you know that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been translated into over 70 languages?!

But of the MILLIONS of fans around the world, only 25,000 will ever be able to own this Official Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Set.

And better yet, a limited quantity of the first release is being made available today for HALF PRICE making it JUST £14.99 (+p&p).

Watch my latest video to find out why this set deserves a place in your collection


If you’re interested…

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