Kew Gardens 50p

Issue date: 2007

Quantity minted: 210,000

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



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.

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 1 month ago

I have this coin in excellent condition

1 month 19 days ago

Do you want to sell it

Stewart Bell
5 months 26 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.

Geoff Wolfe
5 months 26 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.

Kristy higham
4 months 19 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.

3 months 4 days ago

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

Geoff Wolfe
3 months 3 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.

1 month 14 days ago

I have the coin

Geoff Wolfe
1 month 9 days ago


14 days 14 hours ago

is it possible to find this?

Geoff Wolfe
14 days 13 hours 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.