ONE of the rarest 50p coins has been sold from a Worcestershire address for a considerable sum.

A Kew Gardens 50p coin was sold for a total of £150.01 on the popular auction website eBay on January 19.

In the item description, the Kidderminster seller said: "Genuine, circulated 2009 Kew Gardens 50 pence, very good condition."

The Kew Gardens coin was released in 2009 and, according to The Royal Mint, is one of the most sought-after 50p coins.

The Royal Mint has previously described the coin as: "The rare 50p collectors go crazy for.

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"The sheer variety has sparked a collecting craze, but of all the 50p coins, the Kew Gardens 50p is arguably the most sought-after.

"Nothing gets people excited quite like this original 2009 design.

"Just 210,000 were released into circulation, and with almost all of them in private hands, the chances of coming across one in your change are slim."