Special Kew Gardens 50p coins worth £150 as Brits urged to check wallets now

Rare coins are popular among collectors.

Now Brits are being urged to check their wallets as the 2009 release of the Kew Gardens money is selling for £150.

Fans are selling the coins for an eye-watering sum on eBay as around 210,000 are believed to be in circulation.

The coin was created to commemorate 250 years since Kew Gardens opened in 1759.

It features the famous Chinese Pagoda at the Royal Botanic Garden, while the Queen's face is on the reverse.

One of the coins was listed with a starting price of just 99p, but it sold for a staggering £150 on the online auction website.

The item was described as a "Kew Gardens 50p genuine 2009 circulated Great Condition 50p Rare."

Often it sells for anywhere between £150.89 and £161.50, but it has flogged for a lot more in the past.

Now Brits have been urged to check their pockets as the coins could be worth a lot of money.

According to the Royal Mint, the 50p coin is considered to be the most collectible in Britain.

Other valuable 50ps include a series of Olympic sport-themed coins released in 2011 to mark the London 2012 Games.

While others feature the Beatrix Potter characters Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny which were released in 2018.

Previously, a rare £2 coin with design error sold for £255 on eBay.

The normal £2 consists of a yellow metal nickel-brass ring on the outside and a grey cupro-nickel disc in the middle.

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But the latest one to flog online is all yellow – which is what grabbed everyone's attention.

It is dated £2009 and sold for £255 exactly with a £1.50 delivery charge.

The rare coin racked up a huge 28 bids following a seven-day auction.

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