All about the 2009 Royal Mint 2009 Royal Shield of Arms 50 coin.
2009 was a special year for 50p pieces. It produced not just one rare 50p piece but two!
Everyone knows about the rare Kew Gardens 50p of which only 210,000 went into circulation and a Kew gardens 50p can sell on ebay.co.uk for as much as £100 these days.
Very few people also know that the standard Royal Mint 2009 Shield 50p is also extremely valuable. In fact the 2009 Royal Shield 50p pience is probably the most valuable of the non commemorative 50p pieces to be produced.
Why is the 2009 Shield of Royal Arms 50p coin so valuable?
The reason that the 2009 Shield of Royal Arms 50p is worth so much is that it was not released into circulation by the Royal Mint so there are no coins to be found in your change. They were, however, released in the 2009 Definitive coin set and as BU coins by the Royal Mint.
How much is the 2009 Shield of Royal Arms 50p worth?
The easy answer to this question is that it is probably worth 50p!!! Joking aside this coin can be bought on ebay on its own after it has been removed from the Royal Mint 2009 Definitive Coin set. In May 2017 the 2009 Royal Shield 50p was available for purchase as a single coin for a whopping £70 as a buy it now price. Yes, that means if you have one you can buy the 2009 Shield 50p but it will cost you a large amount of money.
How can I get a 2009 Shield of Royal Arms 50p coin?
The obvious place to buy a 2009 Shield 50p is ebay. Year sets are available there including and excluding the 2009 Kew Gardens 50p. But as mentioned the coin