These 50p coins are selling for £150 at an online auction

People are encouraged to see if they own a rare 50p coin, of which around 210,000 have been minted and are selling online for around £150 each

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Rare coins worth a small fortune today

Rare 50p coins are selling online for around 300 times their original value.

Coins from the 2009 release of Kew Gardens are fetching in the region of £150 on internet auction site eBay.

Around 210,000 of the coins, created to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the opening of Kew Gardens in 1759, are believed to be in circulation across Britain.

They feature the famous Chinese Pagoda in the Royal Botanic Garden on the reverse of the coin, while the reverse features, as usual, the Queen’s face.

One of the coins, listed with a starting price of just 99p, sold for £150 on eBay last week. The item was described on the website as “Kew Gardens 50p Genuine 2009 Circulated Great Condition Fifty Pence RARE”.

The famous Kew Gardens 50p


Royal Mint/PA wire)

The average selling price for the coin is listed as between £150.89 and £161.50 on change checking website Coin Hunter, but it has occasionally been bought for as much as £200.

However, Brits checking their pockets and the back of their sofas should be warned that a newer batch of the coins, reissued by the Royal Mint in 2019 to commemorate the 50p’s 50th anniversary, is worth considerably less.

However, the newer version still has a significantly inflated value, with the coins regularly selling on eBay for between £70 and £80.

The 50 pence coin is said to be the most collectible in Britain, according to the Royal Mint.

Other valuable £50 coins include a range of Olympic sports themed coins issued in 2011 to celebrate the London 2012 Games and coins issued in 2018 featuring Beatrix Potter characters Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny.

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