People told to check purses for rare 50p coins worth up to £150

Most of us don't pay enough attention to the spare change in our pockets.

It turns out we should as some of our coins could be worth up to £150.

The Royal Mint recently shared some of the rarest 50p coins, and one is well worth cashing in on.

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The coin, worth £150, was released back in 2009 to mark 250 years since Kew Gardens opened.

The Royal Mint predicts around 210,000 were made, and the coin features the famous Chinese Pagoda at the Royal Botanic Garden on the tails side.

On the other side you'll find the Queen's face.

Coinhunter estimates the coin is worth around £150, but one was flogged for £239 on eBay last year, according to the Echo.

Now there are quite a few valuable 50p coins in circulation, including a range from the 2012 Olympics.

There are also valuable coins that feature cherished Beatrix Potter characters that are also worth a bit of money.

According to the Royal Mint, the most valuable 50p coins in circulation include:

  • Kew Gardens (2009), 210,000

  • Olympic Wrestling (2011), 1,129,500

  • Olympic Football (2011), 1,161,500

  • Olympic Judo (2011), 1,161,500

  • Olympic Triathlon (2011), 1,163,500

  • Peter Rabbit (2018), 1,400,000

  • Flopsy Bunny (2018), 1,400,000

  • Olympic Tennis (2011), 1,454,000

  • Olympic Goalball (2011), 1,615,500

  • Olympic Shooting (2011), 1,656,500

Even though some are worth big bucks, Coinhunter thinks the Olympic Wrestling coin is probably worth around £8.

Meanwhile the Football coin could see you bag £13, but one was recently snapped up online for £22.


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