Kew Gardens 50p

Issue date: 2009

Quantity minted: 210,000

Approximate values:
Circulated average condition: £65.00
Circulated excellent condition: £115.00
Uncirculated: £230.00

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Description

Front Design:
The Chinese Pagoda encircled by a vine and accompanied by the dates “1759” and “2009”, with the word “KEW” at the base of the pagoda. Designed by Christopher Le Brun.

Obverse Design:
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley.
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More about the Kew Gardens 50p

These very limited edition 50p coins were issued in 2009 to celebrate the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. A UNESCO World Heritage Site which boasts 4.5 acres of gardens under glass as well as a soaring treetop walkway.

In 2009 the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew marked its 250th anniversary as a botanical garden and The Royal Mint was proud to join in the celebrations with a splendid commemorative design. The reverse design, created by Christopher Le Brun RA, features the famous Chinese Pagoda at Kew with a decorative leafy climber twining in and around the tower.

The Kew Gardens 50p hit the headlines in February 2014 when it was revealed as the most scarce 50p that is currently in circulation.

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Sue. Davies
2 years 8 months ago

I have this coin in excellent condition

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Mohammad
1 year 8 months ago

Do you want to sell it

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phoebe
1 year 2 months ago

i also have one i would be interests in selling for the right price…

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Stewart Bell
2 years 23 days ago

Blue Peter 2009 50p is the rarest abet it only came as BU and not into general circulation. When the public catch on I expect the price of them to go through the roof.

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Geoff Wolfe
2 years 22 days ago

As the Blue Peter coin was never made for circulation i’m not so sure it is of much interest to collectors. Anyone into 50p collecting would know about this already so I can’t see the values would be increasing much in the future.

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Kristy higham
1 year 11 months ago

I have kew gardens. Im. Not a collecter can not belives how much this is worth im so shocked i should sell it. I dont collect. But my aunt told me about coins so i look up th valu of kew wow.

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daniel
1 year 10 months ago

The value here for uncirculated is very low compared to the real value

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Geoff Wolfe
1 year 9 months ago

They are going for about £250 in their Royal Mint presentation card, so I think the value is about right for just the uncirculated coin itself.

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Aman
1 year 8 months ago

I have the coin

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Geoff Wolfe
1 year 8 months ago

Nice!

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Niki
1 year 7 months ago

is it possible to find this?

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Geoff Wolfe
1 year 7 months ago

They are so rare but it is possible to find one in change if you’re very lucky! Most will already be held by collectors.

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Liam
1 year 6 months ago

Does anyone have this for sale? I need this to complete the collection.

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Janet Lewis
1 year 4 months ago

I have one if you want to buy it. Circulated but in good condition

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Geoff Wolfe
1 year 4 months ago

How much do you want for it? inc postage

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Janet Lewis
1 year 4 months ago

Let me think it over. Will get back to you.

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Janet Lewis
1 year 4 months ago

Ok I think £70 (including post) would be a fair price. It is a circulated coin in good condition. Can send a photo if necessary.

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Geoff Wolfe
1 year 4 months ago

Thanks Janet, I will email you privately for some pics.

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Stuart Bentley
1 year 1 month ago

I have a Kew Gardens I am prepared to sell if the offer is right.

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Myles
1 year 4 months ago

I have 3 of these should I sell them

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Geoff Wolfe
1 year 4 months ago

If you need the money then yes. Personally I would keep hold of them as an investment.

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Al
1 year 3 months ago

How many do u have Geoff

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Geoff Wolfe
1 year 3 months ago

Two circulated and one uncirculated.

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Sharon
2 months 27 days ago

What does uncirculated and circulated mean

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Al
1 year 3 months ago

How lucky can u get wow

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Al
1 year 3 months ago

I wish this website sold Kew Gardens coins 😢

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Geoff Wolfe
1 year 3 months ago

None to spare i’m afraid Al. We are collectors ourselves and only sell off those coins we have a surplus of.

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Gavin
1 year 2 months ago

I wouldn’t sell my Kew Gardens coin for less than £200 now. One recently sold a few days ago for £230. Chances of finding one in your change are less than 1%.

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Kevin Callaghan
1 year 29 days ago

Wasn’t there a reissue of the Kew Gardens 50p last year ? How do you tell the difference ?

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Geoff Wolfe
1 year 26 days ago

The 2019 Kew Gardens coin was only ever released as a commemorative issue and did not enter general circulation. You wouldn’t find one of those in your change. They have the date 2019 on the obverse (Queen) side and are currently selling for about £16.

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Angelina Sargenti
11 months 15 days ago

I have a few of these…didn’t know they were worth something, where can I sell?

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Eireann Cagney
11 months 10 days ago

I have one for sale

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Geoff Wolfe
11 months 9 days ago

Don’t forget to say what condition it’s in and how much you want for it (preferably inc delivery).

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Amra rashid
10 months 20 days ago

I have one nd would like to know how much I can sell this

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Irfan Ali
9 months 17 days ago

If any one wants to sell one pls contact me

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Rita
8 months 24 days ago

Hello – I have one of these (along with various other coins – 50p / £1 / £2 /£5), on Royal Mail philatelic coin covers. They come to me in sealed protective plastic casing, as part of the insert to a First Day Cover for certain stamp issues. Does this mean it could be considered as “Uncirculated” – or just “circulated excellent condition”?

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Geoff Wolfe
8 months 10 days ago

Circulated means it has been used as money (circulated in the monitory system) so has touched other coins in pockets, tills, fruit machines etc etc. Uncirculated means it has never been spent as a coin and was removed from the monetary system before it could possibly be damaged. So if you found it in change then it’s definitely circulated.

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Rita
8 months 3 days ago

So this means that the one that I have can be considered as Uncirculated?!! Great!! 🙂

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Fabio
6 months 27 days ago

Thomas Forrester from BBC’s Bargain Hunt found a genuine Kew Gardens 50p and it’s being put up for auction on 29th April 2021. He mentions it in his YouTube video. https://youtu.be/z0y9Lti39B4
Wil be interesting to see how much it fetches at an actual auction.

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Nikita
5 months 18 days ago

How do you now if there uncirculated thanks

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Geoff Wolfe
5 months 18 days ago

Circulated means it has been used as money (circulated in the monitory system) so has touched other coins in pockets, tills, fruit machines etc etc. Uncirculated means it has never been spent as a coin and was removed from the monetary system before it could possibly be damaged. So if you found it in change then it’s definitely circulated.