Only 210,000 Kew Gardens 50p pieces were produced in 2009. This makes them one of the most sought after 50p pieces and can fetch over 100 times their face value on ebay.
There are a number of ways to identify fake Kew Garden 50p pieces and here is just one of them.
Firstly here is a photo of my own Kew Gardens 50p. I was fortunate enough to pick this up in my change back in 2013 (and that is another story) and I hope I can show you one of the ways to identify that it is not a fake.
Now, here is, what I believe to be a picture of a fake or copy Kew Gardens 50p. Can you see the difference at the bottom?
At the bottom, to both the left and the right, are two diagonal lines like this “//Kew\\”
These don’t exist on my version, so be very very careful when looking at Kew Garden 50p pieces that you pick up a genuine coin!