IT is widely regarded as the ultimate find for coin collectors - and now another seller has made a huge profit from selling this ultra-rare 50p.

The Royal Mint Kew Gardens 50p coin was sold on the selling site eBay for a considerable sum this month.

The rare 50p was released in 2009 and sold for £80 - 160 times its face value.

The buyer also had to fork out £5.09 for postage.

Royal Mint described the coin as one of the most sought-after 50p coins.

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

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."