Rare Kew Gardens 50p coin sells for fortune – and you could have one too

Have you checked your wallets recently?

You might not even know if you've got a rare coin sitting among your possession.

Often these coins could earn you a lot of money if you sell them on websites, including eBay.

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Now one seller managed to bag £211 for their Kew Gardens genuine 2009 circulated coin.

It racked up a total of 21 bids from five separate coin collectors eager to get their hands on the prize.

The starting price began at an eye-watering £100 on March 16 before shooting to over £200 on Wednesday.

And finally on Thursday the bidding ended at 8:47am where it reached a whopping £211, over 400 times its face value.

In the product description, the seller wrote: "Kew Gardens 50p genuine 2009 circulated coin.

"This is a very lightly circulated example of the scarce Kew Gardens coin EF+ in my opinion.

"But please see photos for your own assessment."

On top of the £211 sale, the eBay user made it clear there would be a £2.05 postage fee for standard delivery too.

The Royal Mint claims the Kew Gardens 50p is one of the most sought-after coins out there.

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It was designed to mark the 250th anniversary of the iconic London landmark back in 2009.

Only 210,000 coins were ever minted which is why it's so rare among collectors in the UK.

Previously we saw the coin score over 32 bids as it sold for a huge £165 on eBay.

The seller listed the "very rare" genuine 2009 Kew Gardens 50p coin earlier this year with it getting many bids.

And in the end, the coin sold for an eye-watering £165, over 330 times its face value.

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