In 2009, the Royal Mint issued a commemorative 50 pence coin to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew as a botanical garden. The coin which was designed by Christopher Le Brun RA, features the famous Chinese Pagoda at Kew with a decorative leafy climber twining in and around the pagoda.
210,000 of this coin were minted for circulation, it has been claimed the rarest 50 pence coin. Collectors all over the world are collecting this coin. Continue reading