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Kew Gardens 50 pence vs 1992-93 EEC 50 pence

Posted on Sunday 30th April 2017

In 2009, the Royal Mint has issued a commemorative 50 pence coin to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew as a botanical garden. The coin which was designed by Christopher Le Brun RA, features the famous Chinese Pagoda at Kew with a decorative leafy climber twining in and around the pagoda.

210,000 of this coin were minted for circulation, it has been claimed the rarest 50 pence coin. Collectors all over the world are collecting this coin. …read more

The Rarest 50 Pence Coin in the UK’s History

Posted on Tuesday 28th March 2017

Not many people know and realise, the rarest 50 pence coin in the UK’s history is not the 2009 Kew Gardens 50 pence, but another coin which was produced by the Royal Mint 25 years ago. …read more

Secret behind the Royal Mint Kew Garden 2009 50p coins…

Posted on Tuesday 7th March 2017

It has been 7 years since the Royal Mint issued a commemorative 50p coin for the Kew Garden. These coins are labelled as the rarest coin in the UK and claimed only 210,000 were minted. 7 years down the line, many people are still fighting for these 50p coins on eBay and other auction sites. I think on one occasion, I saw a single Kew Garden 50p coin was sold at £125 on eBay, that is 250 times of the face value. I hope that was a ‘genuine’ sale! …read more