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What’s the Kew Gardens 50p coin worth?

Our Coin Value Checker monitors the value of British Coins by monitoring online selling prices, including the rare Kew Gardens 50p coin.

What’s the Kew Gardens 50p coin worth today?

The Kew Gardens 50p is the most highly desirable UK coin, due to its scarcity in circulation and with a stunning design on a commemorative coin. Today it is worth around £145.00 depending upon condition.

There are two releases, the original in 2009, and a rerelease in 2019 as part of the Celebrating 50 Years of the 50p 2019 British Culture Set. This is a rare 50p coin.


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How many Kew Coins were minted?

DateVarietyMintage
2009Kew Gardens 50p Gold629
2009Kew Gardens 50p Piedfort2,967
2009Kew Gardens 50p Silver7,575
2009Kew Gardens 50p BU128,364
2009Kew Gardens Circulating 50p210,000
Kew gardens Coins Mintage Figures

What’s the Kew Gardens 50p commemorating?

The 250th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Royal Botanic Gardens. The coin features a design celebrating the botanical garden, depicting the pagoda at Kew with a decorative leafy climber twining in and around the tower.

Why was the 2009 Kew Gardens 50p reissued in 2019?

The reissue gives collectors a chance to own a 2019-dated version of this sought-after design, it takes nothing away from the original circulating coin for anyone lucky enough to own one.

The 2019 version bears a different effigy of Her Majesty The Queen than the original 2009 version and of course, features the 2019 mintage date, but the Kew Gardens 50p design remains as iconic as ever.

Reverse Design

Kew Gardens 50p
Kew Gardens 50p

A design showing the 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

Kew Gardens 50p Coin Obverse

Kew Gardens 50p Coin Obverse

The obverse shows the fourth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley.

The date 2000 is included on the obverse along with the inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · FIFTY PENCE

Circulating Coin Value & Specification

AttributeValue
Mintage210,000
Value£145.00
Diameter27.30 mm
Weight8g
DenominationFifty Pence
ObverseIan Rank-Broadley
ReverseChristopher Le Brun
Minted ByRoyal Mint
Kew Gardens Coin Specification.
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