How much is the Kew Gardens 50p worth?

The Kew Gardens 50p is the most highly-prized 50 pence coin sought by British Coin collectors in the UK.

With a stunning design featuring the Chinese Pagoda at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, the Kew Gardens 50 pence has a low mintage figure of just 210,000 coins put into UK circulation.

With prices now over £100 for a circulated coin, these are fast disappearing from circulation into private coin collections across the world.

This coin was re-issued in 2019 as one of the 50 Years of the 50 Pence coins. You may find a single coin listed for sale, with a 2019 date, meaning it was taken from a coin set.

You can buy the 2019 Kew Gardens 50p reissue here.

2019 Kew Gardens 50p

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Kew Gardens 50p Value

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Kew Gardens 50p Coin Value Price Guide

2009 Kew Gardens 50p (fifty pence) Excellent Circulated Condition Genuine.

Date: 17-03-2020
Time: 9:30 pm
Price: £168.75
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2009 Kew Gardens 50p (fifty pence) Excellent Circulated Condition Genuine.
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Genuine 2009 Kew Gardens 50p, Excellent Circulated Condition, Very Rare Coin.

Date: 17-03-2020
Time: 8:18 pm
Price: £138.00
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Genuine 2009 Kew Gardens 50p, Excellent Circulated Condition, Very Rare Coin.
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Genuine 2009 Kew Gardens 50p, Excellent Circulated Condition, Very Rare Coin.

Date: 17-03-2020
Time: 6:38 pm
Price: £122.00
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Genuine 2009 Kew Gardens 50p, Excellent Circulated Condition, Very Rare Coin.
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2009 kew gardens 50p genuine

Date: 16-03-2020
Time: 10:43 pm
Price: £134.50
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2009 kew gardens 50p genuine
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Price:£133.00
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# of Watchers:42
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1759-2009 FIFTY PENCE RAREST UNCIRCULATED COIN, GENUINE KEW GARDENS 50p COIN

Date: 16-03-2020
Time: 8:27 pm
Price: £37.50
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1759-2009  FIFTY PENCE RAREST UNCIRCULATED COIN, GENUINE KEW GARDENS 50p COIN
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Kew Gardens Silver 50p Coin 2009 Certificate of Authenticity (only)

Date: 16-03-2020
Time: 7:37 pm
Price: £4.03
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Kew Gardens Silver 50p Coin 2009 Certificate of Authenticity (only)
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Price:£3.20
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2009 Kew Gardens 50p (fifty pence) Excellent Circulated Condition Genuine.

Date: 16-03-2020
Time: 8:35 am
Price: £118.50
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2009 Kew Gardens 50p (fifty pence) Excellent Circulated Condition Genuine.
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Price:£117.00
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Kew Gardens 50p Genuine Rare 2009 Circulated Coin

Date: 16-03-2020
Time: 8:15 am
Price: £121.90
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Kew Gardens 50p Genuine Rare 2009 Circulated Coin
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Kew Gardens 50p Genuine Rare 2009 Circulated Coin

Date: 15-03-2020
Time: 3:39 pm
Price: £122.00
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Kew Gardens 50p Genuine Rare 2009 Circulated Coin
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2009 VERY RARE FIFTY PENCE KEW GARDENS 50P COIN.100% GENUINE (250TH ANNIVERSARY)

Date: 15-03-2020
Time: 12:34 pm
Price: £108.99
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2009 VERY RARE FIFTY PENCE KEW GARDENS 50P COIN.100% GENUINE (250TH ANNIVERSARY)
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Kew Gardens 50p Coin Details

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Mintage Figures

Kew Gardens 50p Mintage Figures How rare is the Kew Gardens 50p?

The Kew Gardens 50p has a Rare Coin rating of Very Rare based on 210,000 coins minted for general circulation.
Circulated210,000
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)128,364
Silver Proof LEP7,575
Silver Proof MCM7,500
Gold Proof629
Gold Proof MCM1,000
Philatelic Numismatic Cover20,000
LEP = Limited Edition Presentation
MCM = Maximum Coin Mintage (the difference available for other presentations such as proof coin sets or coin and book sets)

Coin Details

Kew Gardens 50p Coin Specification
Year2009
Reverse DesignerChristopher Le Brun
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse Legend1759 / 2009 / Kew
Obverse LegendELIZABETH • II / D • G • REG • F D / FIFTY PENCE / J.C
Issued ByThe Royal Mint
Alloy75% copper, 25% nickel
MetalCupro-nickel
Diameter27.30 mm
Thickness1.78 mm
Weight8.0 g
EdgePlain
Krause NumberKM# 1114

Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)

kew gardens 50p
Product CodeUKKGBU
Issue Price£6.99
BU Alloy75% copper, 25% nickel
BU Weight8.0 g
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)128,364

Silver Proof

2009 kew gardens 50p silver proof
Product CodeUKKGSP
Issue Price£29.99
Silver Alloy.925 Sterling Silver
Silver Weight8.0 g
Silver Proof LEP Mintage7,575
Silver Proof MCM7,500

Gold Proof

2009 kew gardens 50p gold proof
Product CodeUKKGGP
Issue Price£550.00
Gold Alloy22 carat gold
Gold Weight15.50 g
Gold Proof Mintage629
Gold Proof MCM1,000

The Kew Gardens 50p design depicts the Chinese Pagoda at Kew gardens encircled by a vine and accompanied by the dates “1759” and “2009”, with the word “KEW” at the base of the pagoda.

In 2009 the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew marked its 250th Anniversary as a botanical garden and The Royal Mint was proud to join in the celebrations with a splendid commemorative design.

Are Kew Gardens 50p coins rare?

The Royal Mint indicated that there is only one Kew Gardens 50 pence in circulation for every 300 people in the UK due to it’s limited mintage of 210,000 coins.

You may have to dig deep to find one in your pocket change or you can buy them on eBay if your pockets are deep enough!

Beware of fake coins.

2009 UK Kew Gardens 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Struck in cupro-nickel and designed by Christopher Le Brun RA, this commemorative 50p coin celebrates the 250th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

It features the Chinese Pagoda surrounded by the dates 1759 and 2009.

The colourful pack tells the rich history of the Gardens and the architecture at Kew as well as the inspiration behind choosing the famous Pagoda as the centerpiece for the reverse design of the coin.

2009 UK Kew Gardens 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
2009 UK Kew Gardens 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Kew Gardens 50p BU Pack
Kew Gardens 50p BU Pack
  • Limited edition of 50,000 coins
  • Royal Mint Product code: UKKGBU
  • Displayed in a colourful presentation folder
  • BU coins are struck to a higher quality than the coins in your pocket
  • Original issue price in 2009: £6.99

Kew Gardens Philatelic Numismatic Cover

The BU coin was also issued as a Kew Gardens Philatelic Numismatic Cover.

Presented within a specially designed folder that tells the rich history of the Gardens accompanied by four commemorative stamps, each featuring an architectural masterpiece located at Kew Gardens.

Kew Gardens Philatelic Numismatic Cover
Kew Gardens Philatelic Numismatic Cover
  • Limited edition of 20,000 PNC
  • Royal Mint Product code: UKKGPNC
  • Presented within a specially designed folder that tells the rich history of the Gardens
  • BU coins are struck to a higher quality than the coins in your pocket
  • Original issue price in 2009: £15.45

2009 UK Proof Coin Sets

The Kew Gardens 50 pence was also included in the 2009 Annual Proof Sets.

The issue limits for these coin sets were:

2009 Brilliant Uncirculated Proof Coin Set

The 2009 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection has 11 coins including the Kew Gardens 50p.

2009 Brilliant Uncirculated Proof Coin Set
2009 Brilliant Uncirculated Proof Coin Set

2009 UK Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set

2009 UK Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set

  • Limited edition of 100,000 sets
  • Royal Mint Product code: DU09
  • Displayed in an informative presentation folder
  • Struck to a higher quality than the coins in your pocket
  • Original issue price in 2009: £19.99

2009 Baby Gift Coin Set

The 2009 United Kingdom Baby Gift set has 11 coins including the Kew Gardens 50p.

2009 Baby Gift Set
2009 Baby Gift Set
2009 Baby Gift Set
2009 Baby Gift Set
  • Limited edition of 50,000 sets
  • Royal Mint Product code: DU09BP
  • Presented within a specially designed folder that includes space to record the baby’s birth details and family tree
  • Struck to a higher quality than the coins in your pocket
  • Original issue price in 2009: £19.99

2009 Standard Proof Coin Set

The 2009 United Kingdom Baby Gift set has 12 coins including the Kew Gardens 50p.

2009 UK Standard Proof Coin Set
2009 UK Standard Proof Coin Set
  • Limited edition of 20,000 sets
  • Royal Mint Product code: D09
  • Displayed in an attractive case featuring the Royal Mint emblem on the cover
  • Struck to a higher quality than the coins in your pocket
  • Original issue price in 2009: £39.99

2009 Deluxe Proof Coin Set

The 2009 UK Deluxe Proof Coin Set has 12 Proof quality coins, including the Kew Gardens 50p.

2009 Deluxe Proof Coin Set
2009 Deluxe Proof Coin Set
  • Limited edition of 15,000 sets
  • Royal Mint Product code: D09DX
  • Displayed in a sumptuous black leather case
  • Struck to a higher quality than the coins in your pocket
  • Original issue price in 2009: £49.99

2009 Executive Proof Coin Set

This collection for 2009 comprises 12 legal tender circulating coin of the realm, from the 1p to the £2, together with the four magnificent commemorative coins.

All are struck to superior Proof standard and are housed in a luxurious walnut-veneer case displaying on its lid the emblem of the Royal Mint.

An informative booklet, which includes an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity, completes the presentation.

2009 Executive Proof Coin Set
2009 Executive Proof Coin Set
Kew Gardens 50p from Executive Proof Set Reverse
Kew Gardens 50p from Executive Proof Set Reverse
  • Limited edition of 5,000 sets
  • Royal Mint Product code: DU09BP
  • Displayed in a luxurious walnut-veneer presentation case
  • Struck to superior Proof quality
  • Original issue price in 2009: £79.99

Example of the COA:

Kew Gardens EPS COA
Kew Gardens EPS COA

Fake Kew Gardens 50p

How to spot a fake Kew Gardens 50p?

There are fake or (copy) coins posted on eBay daily, so do your homework to be able to recognise them before you start bidding.

Our tips to buying a Kew Gardens 50p on eBay include:

  • OBVERSE: Text under Queen’s neck says IRB COPY – 100% Fake
  • OBVERSE: Tip of Queen’s neck points anywhere other than at the “P” of PENCE, 100% Fake
  • OBVERSE: Is the Queen’s face and neck frosted? Possible Fake
  • OBVERSE: Do the Queen’s eyes look weird? Possible Fake
  • REVERSE: Lines each side of the word KEW, Possible Fake if it’s a circulated coin. See more below.
  • REVERSE: Is the tip of the Pagoda very pointed? Possible Fake
  • VERY SHINY: Possible Fake
  • NO PICTURE POSTED OF THE OBVERSE (side with the Queen’s face): Possible Fake, ask to see one
  • ONLY 1 AUCTION BID? Possible Fake, other Buyer’s think it is a Fake so are not bidding. Monitor the auction.
  • “GENUINE” in eBay title text: Is a good sign but this not doesn’t mean it is a real one. Check the above.
  • “SEE DETAILS” in eBay title text: Check item details for the words “Copy”, “Souvenir”, “Replica” or “Completer”
Fake Kew Gardens
Fake Kew Gardens

Genuine circulated coins have no lines each side of the word KEW.

BU / Proof / Silver / Gold coins have double lines.

Some people think that ALL coins with the lines are FAKE, this is not the case if they are BU or Proof coins direct from the Royal Mint.

50p Coin Price Guide FAQ

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This is no indication of current or future value and we will not be held responsible for the investment decisions you make.