Rare 50p coin sells for £136 on eBay - and there are thousands more in circulation - Chronicle Live

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The limited edition coin was minted in 2009 to mark 250 years since Kew Gardens opened in 1759, and the Royal Mint reckon about 210,000 coins were made at the time.
Read more: Martin Lewis warns British holidaymakers of mobile roaming charges that could cost them extra According to its eBay listing, the "Kew Gardens 50p genuine 2009 circulated coin Good Condition Fifty Pence Rare" had a starting price of just 99p, although LiverpoolEcho reported the change checking website Coin Hunter put the average resale price for the Kew Gardens 50p between £150.
However, if you find a Kew Gardens 50p in your change soon, the first thing you should do is check the date on it.
The Royal Mint reissued a batch of the coins in 2019 to celebrate 50 years of the 50p - and this version doesn’t tend to sell for as much, although they can still fetch between £70 and £80 on eBay.
A rare 50p coin has been sold on eBay at 270 times its value - and there's thought to be thousands more in circulation.

Rare 50p coin sells for £136 on eBay - and there are thousands more in circulation - Chronicle Live

A rare 50p coin has been sold on eBay at 270 times its value - and there's thought to be thousands more in circulation. The limited coin, which sold for £136, has the famous Chinese Pagoda at the Royal Botanic Garden on the tails side with the Queen's face as normal on the other. The limited edition coin was minted in 2009 to mark 250 years since Kew Gardens opened in 1759, and the Royal Mint reckon about 210,000 coins were made at the time. Read more: Martin Lewis warns British holidaymakers of mobile roaming charges that could cost them extra According to its eBay listing, the "Kew Gardens 50p genuine 2009 circulated coin Good Condition Fifty Pence Rare" had a starting price of just 99p, although LiverpoolEcho reported the change checking website Coin Hunter put the average resale price for the Kew Gardens 50p between £150.89 and £161.50. But following a 21-way bidding war, the price soon jumped up and up, with one seller getting their hands on it for £136 - plus £2.35 postage and packaging. There have also been examples of this coin selling for as much as £200 in the past. However, if you find a Kew Gardens 50p in your change soon, the first thing you should do is check the date on it. The Royal Mint reissued a batch of the coins in 2019 to celebrate 50 years of the 50p - and this version doesn’t tend to sell for as much, although they can still fetch between £70 and £80 on eBay. Now read:
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