Rare 50p coin sold from Worcester address for nearly £200

ROYAL MINT: A rare 50p coin has sold for almost £200 from a Worcester seller. <i>(Image: eBay)</i>
ROYAL MINT: A rare 50p coin has sold for almost £200 from a Worcester seller. (Image: eBay)

ONE of the rarest 50p coins has been sold from a Worcester address for nearly £200.

A Kew Gardens 50p coin sold for a total of £174.95 on the popular auction website eBay, on Thursday, November 30.

In the item description, the seller said: "This 100 per cent, genuine 2009 Kew Gardens 50p coin is a rare find for any collector.

"With its beautiful design and unique history, it's a must-have for any coin enthusiast. Minted in the United Kingdom during the era of Elizabeth II, this coin features the Kew Gardens pagoda on the reverse side, making it a beautiful addition to any collection.

"Don't miss out on the opportunity to add this piece of British decimal coinage to your collection."

The seller also said that although the coin had been circulated, it remains in a good condition.

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The Kew Gardens coin was released in 2009 and, according to The Royal Mint, is one of the most sought-after 50p coins.

The Royal Mint has previously described the coin as: "The rare 50p collectors go crazy for.

"The sheer variety has sparked a collecting craze, but of all the 50p coins, the Kew Gardens 50p is arguably the most sought-after.

"Nothing gets people excited quite like this original 2009 design.

"Just 210,000 were released into circulation, and with almost all of them in private hands, the chances of coming across one in your change are slim."