2009 UK Kew Gardens 50p Silver Proof Coin

2009 UK Kew Gardens 50p Silver Proof Coin - click on image to enlarge
2009 UK Kew Gardens 50p Silver Proof Coin - click on image to enlarge

General Coin Information

A 250th Anniversarry is being celebrated with the release of the the Royal Mint's UK Kew Gardens 50p Silver Proof Coin. The Gardens were started in 1759 when Princess Augusta donated a few acres of land. Today, the Gardens have become internationally known as a premier botanical center.

Like most facilities, Kew Gardens saw periods of vast growth, and periods of almost disrepair. Among the more positive changes were architectural elements that were incorporated into the Gardens. The Pagoda House, which was built in the mid-1700's, is an excellent example of incorporating trendy design into the center. At that time, it was common for Chinese influences to be seen in gardens.

During the height of the British Empire, plant samples from around the world were collected and returned to Kew for research. They would then catalog and preserve some of the samples, as well as determine possible uses for the plants that would benefit the Empire.

The Kew Gardens Silver Proof Coin is limited to just 7,500 units, struck from sterling silver. Each coins ships with a presentation case and a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Obverse Design

Ian Rank-Broadley's right facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse of the coin. The inscriptions "Elizabeth II," "DG REG FD" and the face value of "Fifty Pence " are seen as well.

Reverse Design

Christopher Le Brun's design of the Pagoda House is featured on the reverse. A plant is creeping its way around the house, and the years "1759" and "2009" are seen on the sides.

Kew Gardens Silver Coin Specifications

   
   Mint: Royal Mint
   Finish/Condition: Proof
   Metal Content: .925 Sterling Silver
   Weight: 8 grams
   Diameter: 27.30mm
   Issue Date: 2009
   Issue Price: £29.99
   Mintage Limit: 7,500
   Face Value: 50p
   Obverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley
   Reverse Designer: Christopher Le Brun

Featured Royal Mint Silver Coin Auctions




2004 Diamond Natural Wonders 20 Silver Coin Canada Royal Mint
2004 Diamond Natural Wonders 20 Silver Coin Canada Royal Mint
$74.95
Time Remaining: 1h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $74.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2004 Hopewell Rocks 20 Silver Coin Canada Royal Mint
2004 Hopewell Rocks 20 Silver Coin Canada Royal Mint
$62.95
Time Remaining: 1h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $62.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2010 Royal Mint Capital Cities London Coin One Pound Silver Proof
2010 Royal Mint Capital Cities London Coin One Pound Silver Proof
$42.99
Time Remaining: 3h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $42.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
The Great River THE ROYAL MINT 2003 NZ Sterling Silver 1 Proof LOTR Coin
The Great River THE ROYAL MINT 2003 NZ Sterling Silver 1 Proof LOTR Coin
$99.00
Time Remaining: 4h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $179.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
2014 Royal Mint 999 Silver Britannia Two Pound Coin Beautiful in flip holder
2014 Royal Mint 999 Silver Britannia Two Pound Coin Beautiful in flip holder
$24.99
Time Remaining: 4h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2014 Royal Mint 999 Silver Britannia 2 Two Pound Coin Beautiful
2014 Royal Mint 999 Silver Britannia 2 Two Pound Coin Beautiful
$24.99
Time Remaining: 4h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2014 ROYAL MINT BRITANNIA PCGS MS69 LUNAR HORSE ERROR MULE SILVER 1 OUNCE COIN
2014 ROYAL MINT BRITANNIA PCGS MS69 LUNAR HORSE ERROR MULE SILVER 1 OUNCE COIN
$1,299.00
Time Remaining: 4h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $1,299.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1 oz Silver  2015 Year of the Sheep British Royal Mint Silver Coin 999 FS
1 oz Silver 2015 Year of the Sheep British Royal Mint Silver Coin 999 FS
$19.45 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 2m

Bid now | Add to watch list

1 oz Silver 2015 Year of the Sheep British Royal Mint Silver Coin  999 FS
1 oz Silver 2015 Year of the Sheep British Royal Mint Silver Coin 999 FS
$18.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 9m

Bid now | Add to watch list

Royal Mint 2012 UK London Paralympic Games Silver 5 Proof Piedfort Coin
Royal Mint 2012 UK London Paralympic Games Silver 5 Proof Piedfort Coin
$167.16
Time Remaining: 14h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $167.16
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Royal Mint 2012 Silver Proof Piedfort 5 Crown London Olympic Games Deluxe Coin
Royal Mint 2012 Silver Proof Piedfort 5 Crown London Olympic Games Deluxe Coin
$159.53
Time Remaining: 14h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $159.53
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2013 2 United Kingdom The Royal Mint Britannia 1 oz Silver Coin
2013 2 United Kingdom The Royal Mint Britannia 1 oz Silver Coin
$35.11
Time Remaining: 17h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $35.11
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Kew Gardens Silver Coin Resources

World Mint Coins | Coin Specifications, Resources and Coin Images