Can you still find a Kew Gardens 50p in circulation?

We all wonder whether there are any 2009 Kew Gardens 50p coins left in circulation or whether the only way of obtaining a genuine Kew Gardens 50p is to buy one and over a hundred times its face value on ebay. Buying off ebay has its risks too as how do you know whether the coin you are buying is genuine or not and for that you can see our articles on identifying Kew Garden 50p copies or Kew Garden fakes.

If no Kew Gardens 50p coins had been removed from circulation then the chances of getting one in your change would be 210,00 in 948 millions (which is the estimate of how many 50p coins were in circulation in March 2014 according to google). That is a percentage of 0.022% which means that if you had 10,000 50p coins only 2 of them would be Kew Gardens 50p coins or if you had 5,000 50p coins only 1 of them would be a Kew Gardens 50p coin! That is a lot of coins to check.

The task is made much more difficult though because since 2010 when circulation figures were announced collectors like you and us have been removing them from circulation to keep in our collections.

That said we can 100% confirm that it is still possible to find Kew Garden 50p coins in circulation!! How do we know that? Well after nearly three years of checking change one turned up in general circulation in our hands in January – March 2017! The last time we were successful was in the summer of 2014 when two turned up all at once.

We will shortly be writing an article on how to improve your odds of finding a genuine Kew gardens 50p in circulation with roll hunting for just its face value. Watch out for it as it just might make your day!

Happy hunting

7 thoughts on “Can you still find a Kew Gardens 50p in circulation?”

  1. I found one today! Though I work with bulk volume change, so I’m at a bit of an advantage to most people. Still exciting though.

    1. Many congratulations on your Kew gardens 50p find. I bet the poker face didn’t last long. It is great to hear Kew gardens are still being found in the wild 🙂

  2. I found one today,someone paid for a coffee in work with it….if only they knew! POKER Face all the way when I saw her handing it to me. then a 1918 people’s act 5 mins later.Very,very lucky day indeed!

  3. I got a kew this morning from my local co op I am a coin collector I could not believe my eyes it just shows it’s still possible HAppy Hunting everyone

  4. I have just had a 100% genuine 50p to add to my Kew Collection as I call it from my local Chinese Takeaway. I couldn’t believe my eyes as I have x3 and am always on the lookout for that little miracle that I might find one after checking in numerous banks!! That was the best tasting Chinese I’ve ever eaten!!! Amazing find…!!!!!

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