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




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: 1h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99
Buy It 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: 1h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1999 Silver 2 Pound Britannia British Royal Mint Coin in Littleton Showpak
1999 Silver 2 Pound Britannia British Royal Mint Coin in Littleton Showpak
$99.99
Time Remaining: 2h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $99.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2000 Silver 2 Pound Britannia British Royal Mint Coin in Littleton Showpak
2000 Silver 2 Pound Britannia British Royal Mint Coin in Littleton Showpak
$59.95
Time Remaining: 2h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $59.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2013 ROYAL MINT ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON 20 TWENTY POUND SILVER COIN BEAUTIFUL
2013 ROYAL MINT ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON 20 TWENTY POUND SILVER COIN BEAUTIFUL
$99.95
Time Remaining: 3h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $99.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2015 British Royal Mint Year of the Sheep 1oz 999 Fine Silver Coin
2015 British Royal Mint Year of the Sheep 1oz 999 Fine Silver Coin
$22.99
Time Remaining: 4h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $22.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2014 British Royal Mint Year of the Horse 1oz 999 Fine Silver Coin
2014 British Royal Mint Year of the Horse 1oz 999 Fine Silver Coin
$22.99
Time Remaining: 4h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $22.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
REDUCED 1484 1984 COLL OF ARMS 925 STERLING SILVER ROYAL MINT UK COMMEM COIN
REDUCED 1484 1984 COLL OF ARMS 925 STERLING SILVER ROYAL MINT UK COMMEM COIN
$342.87
Time Remaining: 5h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $342.87
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
CANADA 2011 YEAR OF RABBIT SILVER COIN IN ORIGINAL ROYAL MINT PAPER PACK
CANADA 2011 YEAR OF RABBIT SILVER COIN IN ORIGINAL ROYAL MINT PAPER PACK
$105.01
Time Remaining: 7h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $105.01
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
 Royal Hawaiian Mints Three Coin Orininal Silver Set W Box
Royal Hawaiian Mints Three Coin Orininal Silver Set W Box
$550.00
Time Remaining: 8h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $550.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2013 British Royal Mint Britannia with Snake Privy 1oz 999 Fine Silver Coin
2013 British Royal Mint Britannia with Snake Privy 1oz 999 Fine Silver Coin
$25.29
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $25.29
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1999 2003 ROYAL MINT BRITANNIA 2 TWO POUND SILVER 4 COIN SET
1999 2003 ROYAL MINT BRITANNIA 2 TWO POUND SILVER 4 COIN SET
$425.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $425.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Kew Gardens Silver Coin Resources

World Mint Coins | Coin Specifications, Resources and Coin Images