2019 Royal Mint Kew Gardens 260th Anniversary 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin. Issuing Country: United Kingdom. Weight: 8.00 Grams / Diameter: 27.30mm. Issue Limit: 1,969 Worldwide. Presented: Coin as Shown. In 2019 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the First 50p Coin and the 260th Anniversary of Kew Gardens, the Royal Mint released a very Limited Issue Kew Gardens 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin struck in solid. In 1759 Princess Augusta devoted a few acres of her gardens at Kew to a Physic Garden where rare and unusual plants were cultivated for study. It was the beginning of Kew’s destiny as a world leader in plant science. In 2019, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew celebrates its 260th anniversary. The gardens were originally two Royal estates the Kew Estate and the Richmond Estate – but were combined by George III in the late eighteenth century. Kew Gardens was handed over to the nation in 1841 and was awarded World Heritage Status in 2003. Kew Gardens is celebrated in 2019 and with a splendid commemorative 50p coin. For the reverse, artist Christopher Le Brun has chosen to feature Kew’s famous Chinese Pagoda. The obverse features the Fifth Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Jody Clarke. These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks. The item “2019 Kew Gardens 260th Anniversary Pagoda 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin” is in sale since Friday, January 18, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\British\Proof Sets/Coins\2000s”. The seller is “thelondoncoincompany” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year of Issue: 2019
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Royal Mint: Kew Gardens 260th Anniversary
- Modified Item: No
- Featured Refinements: Royal Mint Coin
- Year: 2019
- 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin: Solid .925 Sterling Silver