Ultra uncommon 50p Kew Gardens coin sells for £6,800 at public sale!

  • Gold proof of 50p Kew Gardens coin sells for £6,800 at Royal Mint coin public sale
  • It has shot up in worth by 240% for the reason that final time one was bought at public sale 
  • It had an estimate of £5,000-£6,000 

A gold proof Kew Gardens 50p has this afternoon bought for £6,800 on the Royal Mint’s on-line public sale of 343 cash which has been over the previous week and a half.

The extremely uncommon model of the sought-after Kew Gardens 50p was estimated to fetch between £5,000 and £6,000 and the beginning bid for the coin attracted £4,000.

The much-fabled Kew Gardens 50p is without doubt one of the rarest circulating cash in existence attributable to its shortage in circulation and as a commemorative coin.

With simply 210,000 minted in 2009, these cash can promote north of £150 and as such, the bulk have been hoovered out of circulation and are within the arms of collectors. The coin ranks primary on Change Checker’s 50p shortage index.

Going, going, gone!: The sought after gold proof coin fetched £6800 at an auction of Royal Mint coins, an increase of 1260% since 2009

Going, going, gone!: The wanted gold proof coin fetched £6800 at an public sale of Royal Mint cash, a rise of 1260% since 2009

But there have been simply 629 gold proof variations of the Kew Gardens 50p coin purchased by the general public of 1000 that have been minted.

When the gold proof model of the coin was first minted in 2009, collectors may purchase it from the Royal Mint for £550 – a return of 1260 per cent.

To present how briskly the worth of those gold proof cash has grown, an identical public sale 5 years in the past noticed one bought for £2,000 – which means it has shot up in worth 240 per cent since.

The coin contains a design by Christopher Le Brun on the obverse celebrating the Royal Botanical Gardena, depicting the pagoda at Kew with an ornamental vine twining in and across the tower and with the years ‘1759’ and 2002′ both facet of the phrase ‘Kew’.

This coin was first launched in 2009 to have fun 250 years of the enduring West London landmark. It is being bought at public sale within the authentic case of concern.

The 50p was then launched once more in a second batch in 2019. These are much less useful however nonetheless promote for as much as £80.

Here are among the different cash that went below the hammer on the Royal Mint’s on-line public sale.

Queen’s Beasts one kilo gold proof

Only 16 of those cash have been created by the Royal Mint and the one being auctioned is estimated to promote for £80,000 to £90,000.

The beginning bid for this coin on the Royal Mint’s on-line public sale was £69,000. 

Platinum Jubilee one kilo gold proof

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee one kilo gold proof coin is estimated to fetch between £60,000 and £70,000.

The coin contains a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark on the obverse and on the reverse there are symbols of the 4 nations and ornamental scrolls which encompass Her Majesty’s topped cypher at centre place.

2019 sensible uncirculated 5 sovereign piece

This unassuming 2019 five-sovereign piece struck to Brilliant Uncirculated commonplace with a Matt end is estimated to fetch £2,000 to £3,000.

2010 £2 Florence Nightingale gold proof

The 2010 £2 Florence Nightingale coin is on Change Checker’s £2 shortage index – and the gold proof model is about to promote for £900 to £1,100 on the Royal Mint’s public sale.

It bought right this moment for £750.