A rare £1 coin has sold on eBay for £200 as it has a minting error.

A coin

A coin

The coin is a copy of the new British pound that entered circulation in 2017 but the version is missing the silver middle which meant collectors were keen to snap it up.

After 24 bids from five separate bidders, the pound coin sold on the auctioning site for £205 last month.

The seller explained in the listing description that they "work in a pub and got this in some change".

Coins with errors or unique characteristics are sought after by collectors and are more valuable than regular cash.

A spokesperson for coin experts Change Checker said: "Any coin that is of particular collector interest, perhaps it has a low mintage, a specific error or mis-strike detail, or its design carries a popular theme, may hold a higher value than others."