Rare Kew Gardens 50p sells for £250 on eBay – how to spot one and make a mint

A RARE 50p coin has sold on eBay 500 times higher than its face value, as one lucky bidder managed to claim it for their own with a £250 offer.In any other circumstance a 50p is worth exactly that – 50p. But this coin features a unique twist that means it’s more in demand than any other.
2The rare coin has the famous Kew Gardens design on the reverseCredit: ebay
2The eBay listing attracted the attention of 28 bidsCredit: ebay
That means collectors, who know what they’re looking for, will offer high prices to get their owns hands on a copy.
It’s because the coin is the rarest of them all -according to Change Checker’s latest scarcity index anyway.
It’s the rare 2009 Kew Gardens 50p, of which only 210,000 exist.
On the reverse side it features an image of the Chinese pagoda that stands at the heart of the London attraction the coin is named after.
We often see this particular style coin sell for hundreds of pounds on eBay so it’s no strange feat, and this particular coin managed to catch the attention of 28 bids.
Those were placed within the short time frame of just one day, though bids kicked off at a whopping £90 to start with.
We’ve seen copies of the coin reach £190 in the past, and £177 before too, so £250 is an impressive price to call the final sale on.
How to spot one and make a mint
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