The Kew Gardens 50p coin can be found in your change, 210,000 coins entered circulation dated 2009.
Created to mark the 250th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew Gardens) - this coin is the rarest 50p coin in circulation today, with just 210,000 coins minted for circulation.
It is now very unlikely that you will receive this design in your change as it is the most famous coin in the UK after countless press articles about the coins increasing value of the last few years.
There are nearly as many Brilliant Uncirculated versions of this coin, as 128,364 Kew Gardens 50p presentation folders were sold by The Royal Mint along with 34,438 2009 UK Proof Sets which included the coin. Figures based on circulation coin mintage figures 2009.
A 50p coin created for UK circulation by The Royal Mint will always be worth at least 50p. The coin can be in pretty much any condition and a shop will accept it as face value payment.
When a coin is considered collectable by a large number of people, even if the coin was struck to be used in circulation - it's value to a collector will rise to more than face value. In 2009 this coin was struck to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Kew Gardens, with a low mintage of 210,000 coins for circulation, the Kew Gardens 50p now sells for about 140 times face value.
The Kew Gardens 50p is worth £90.00 to a circulation coin collector taking part in The Great British Coin Hunt.
Coin values given are based on recent sold prices as at the page updated date shown at the bottom of this page. To view the likely selling price on eBay today, use the Coin Hunter eBay sold price checker.