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
1 year 7 months ago

I have this coin in excellent condition

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Mohammad
7 months 12 days ago

Do you want to sell it

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phoebe
1 month 22 days ago

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

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Stewart Bell
11 months 20 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
11 months 19 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
10 months 13 days 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
8 months 28 days ago

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

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Geoff Wolfe
8 months 27 days 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
7 months 7 days ago

I have the coin

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Geoff Wolfe
7 months 2 days ago

Nice!

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Niki
6 months 8 days ago

is it possible to find this?

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Geoff Wolfe
6 months 8 days 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
5 months 27 days ago

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

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Janet Lewis
3 months 2 days ago

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

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Geoff Wolfe
3 months 2 days ago

How much do you want for it? inc postage

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Janet Lewis
3 months 2 days ago

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

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Janet Lewis
2 months 28 days 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
2 months 28 days ago

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

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Stuart Bentley
6 days 13 hours ago

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

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Myles
3 months 8 days ago

I have 3 of these should I sell them

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Geoff Wolfe
2 months 28 days ago

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

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Al
2 months 6 days ago

How many do u have Geoff

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Geoff Wolfe
2 months 5 days ago

Two circulated and one uncirculated.

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Al
2 months 6 days ago

How lucky can u get wow

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Al
2 months 5 days ago

I wish this website sold Kew Gardens coins 😢

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Geoff Wolfe
2 months 5 days 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 month 5 days 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%.