Check your pockets - rare 50p coin could be worth £150

The Bolton News: One of the rare Kew Gardens 50p coins One of the rare Kew Gardens 50p coins

PEOPLE in Bolton are being urged to sift through their loose change to see if they have a rare and valuable coin.

The Kew Gardens 50 pence piece is worth much more then its face value to collectors, with eBay auctions now reaching up to £150 for a single coin.

The Royal Mint is advising people to check their wallets, pockets and down the back of the sofa to see if they have one.

Only 210,000 of the coins were released, meaning that 1 in 300 of us is likely to have one.

The coin, which was produced to mark the 250th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, features the gardens' pagoda encircled by a climbing vine.


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4:03pm Fri 21 Feb 14

soup153 says...

Well I have two and sure I passed one on to my son for his collection many moons ago. Happy hunting.
Well I have two and sure I passed one on to my son for his collection many moons ago. Happy hunting. soup153
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4:16pm Fri 21 Feb 14

NotJamessFriend says...

Is it me or has the writing quality of the Bolton News drastically increased? Kudos to the writer.
Is it me or has the writing quality of the Bolton News drastically increased? Kudos to the writer. NotJamessFriend
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2:04pm Mon 24 Feb 14

What I think 222 says...

Just checked on ebay, there are loads going for average £25 only!!
Just checked on ebay, there are loads going for average £25 only!! What I think 222
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