My old car (and its nettle) have been recycled, most excitingly into my first new pound coin!
I was very pleased to see one, especially since it has a 2016 date on it, which I thought might be very rare and valuable, but it’s not, it’s very common and worth £1 (subject to inflation).
However I did come across an article talking about the introduction of the £2 coin, and saying which of those were very rare and valuable. Apparently the ‘test coins’ which had a very limited run are much sought after. I used to have some of those – because my mum worked in a bank (I don’t think she stole them, just to clarify). I kept them in old film canisters because they fitted perfectly. I never quite understood why I seemed to have them several years before the £2 was properly introduced, but reading this article about the testing answers that question.
The bigger question however, is where on earth are they? Do I still have them? Are they lost forever? Or did I spend them? I fear that it’s one of the latter options but I will have a look over Easter. I could be rich! I seem to remember I had quite a lot of them, I rather liked them for some reason. Fingers crossed.