Rare Kew Gardens 50p Coin Could be Worth £24

By Gary Cutlack on at

The 2009 edition 50p coin, with a pretty sketch of the Royal Botanic Gardens' pagoda on it, has become something of a rarity among collectors, with the 50p now netting around £24 when traded between hardcore money enthusiasts.

The Royal Mint says the coin is "incredibly rare" thanks to just 210,000 being minted and stuck into circulation in 2009, with the Mint expecting them to quickly disappear from pockets as soon as people start realising they're actually miniature £20 notes when whacked up on eBay. [Royal Mint via Huffington Post]