2009 Kew Gardens Circulation 50p

£175.00

  • Year of Issue: 2009
  • Country of Issue: United Kingdom
  • Denomination: 50p
  • Metal: Cupro-Nickel
  • Weight: 8.00g
  • Diameter: 27.30mm
  • Finish: Circulated
  • Mintage: 210,000

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NOTE: Before dispatching the coin, you will be provided with pictures (both back and front) of the coin that is being dispatched. Each coin will come in a capsule. 

In the world of coin collecting, there’s one 50p in particular which is prized above all others. The one coin collectors strive to add to their collections… The Kew Gardens 50p.

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

Released by The Royal Mint in 2009 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the striking design by Christopher Le Brun RA features the famous Chinese Pagoda at Kew entwined by a decorative leafy climber.

The scarcest UK coin in circulation

In 2014, The Royal Mint revealed that only 210,000 Kew Gardens 50p coins had been struck, making it the scarcest UK coin in circulation.

Until this point, the coin had been somewhat overlooked, but once collectors realised just how rare this coin really was, the race was on to find one in their change – a challenge which to this day has coin collectors hunting far and wide for the chance to find one.

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Weight 101 g

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