How many 2009 design 50 pence pieces celebrating Kew Gardens are in circulation?
A 2009 Kew Gardens 50p remains the most coveted coin in circulation, with a mintage of just 210,000. It makes for a popular find with collectors, with some Kew Gardens 50p coins listed on auction sites such as eBay for between £80 and £160.
How much is a 2009 Kew Gardens 50p worth?
The rarest is the Kew’s Garden 50p, which was designed to mark the 250th anniversary of the gardens in 2009. Only 210,000 coins were ever minted with this design. The Kew Gardens 50p sells for £156.25 on average, but one seller received over £700 for one when they sold it on ebay.
How many different designs of 50p coins are there?
With over 70 individual designs, the 50p coin is highly collectable and the British public anticipates the new designs each year.
How many Kew Gardens 50p in circulation?
This coin was released in 2009 to mark 250 years since Kew Gardens opened in 1759, and there are only 210,000 in circulation. Do you have one of these rare 50ps?
What’s the rarest 2 pound coin?
Based on mintage figures, the top ten rarest £2 coins are as follows:
- Olympic Games Handover to London (2008), Mintage: 918,000.
- King James Bible (2011), Mintage: 975,000.
- Olympic Games of 1908 (2008), Mintage: 910,000.
- Mary Rose (2011), Mintage: 1,040,000.
- London Underground logo (2013), Mintage: 1,560,000.
Is Kew Gardens 50p rare?
Issued in 2009, the Kew Gardens 50p is considered the rarest and most sought-after coin. A rare 50p coin minted with the design of UK’s iconic Kew Gardens on one side has been sold for 284 times more than its face value.
How much is Kew Gardens 50p worth?
Experts at Coin Hunter say the Kew Gardens 50p can sell for an average of £156 on eBay, but we’ve also seen some examples fetching up to £200 on the auction site. Elsewhere, the most valuable 10p you may find in your pocket is the World Wide Web alphabet coin. One of these coins recently sold for £10.50 online.
How much is 50 pence worth?
The British decimal fifty pence (50p) coin – often informally pronounced fifty pee – is a unit of currency equalling one half of a pound sterling.
How rare is the Kew Gardens 50p?
The coin features a design of London’s Kew Gardens on the ‘tails’ side, with the Queen’s face as normal on the other. The price reflects how rare it is -with only 210,000 in circulation.
How many Kew Gardens are still in circulation?
The Kew Gardens 50p is considered one of the rarest out there as only 210,000 were ever released into circulation, compared to the standard minting of around five million.
When did the Kew Gardens 50p coin come out?
With a stunning design featuring the Chinese Pagoda at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, the Kew Gardens 50 pence has a low mintage figure of only 210,000 coins released into UK circulation in 2009. The Kew 50p was re-issued in 2019 as one of the 50 Years of the 50p celebration set coins.
Why is the Kew Gardens 50p not in circulation?
Demand for the 50p denomination was not high at the time of release into circulation which explains the low mintage of this particular design. The Kew Gardens 50p is one of our most iconic and loved 50p coins and The Royal Mint has chosen to honour it by including it within our Celebrating 50 Years of the 50p 2019 British Culture Set
Why are there gold proof coins at Kew?
The coin commemorates the 250th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Only 629 of the gold proof coins were issued, making it one of the most sought after designs.
When was the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew 250th anniversary?
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.