Check your change! Kew Gardens 50p coin attracting £310 bids on eBay

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Check your change! Kew Gardens 50p coin attracting £310 bids on eBay

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  • More like a tenner.
  • A fool and their money are soon parted.

    They may call me dizzy, but even I am not dumb enough to pay £310 for a 50p coin.

    I wonder if the winning bidder will ever pay, or will this be another one of those media hypes that attracts brand new ebay bidders making bids in the £millions?

    I must admit I did sell a 20p coin for a couple of quid on ebay a few years back because it didn't have a date on the reverse. I asked the buyer if he wanted any more, but never got a response back ... not even any feedback.
  • karlie88
    karlie88 Posts: 9,114 Forumite
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    A couple of typos:

    The Royal Mint is encouraging people to check their purses, wallets, jam jars and sofas for one of 210,000 Kew Gardens coins (see the picture on the right), were released into circulation in 2009 to mark the 250th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

    And:

    About in 300 people are thought to have the coins.
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  • roddydogs
    roddydogs Posts: 7,478 Forumite
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    Ive got several Churchill, Chas & Die, Queens jubilee are they worth £310?
  • Pincher
    Pincher Posts: 6,552 Forumite
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    Another Bitcoin fad.
  • Just checked and I have 2 Kew Garden 50p coins !
  • Daughter has one in her collection of miscellaneous coins
  • Aquamania
    Aquamania Posts: 2,112 Forumite
    edited 21 February 2014 at 4:42PM
    Talk about profiteering.

    This seller has been trying to offload them for a month - sold one last month at £16.99.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360425302367

    Yesterday sold 3 more at £19.99 and ended the listing.

    Reposted, starting at £22.99 and kept raising the price over a couple of hours to £39.99 ... and still sold 47 of them (over 20 at £39.99)
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360865227597

    Again seller ended listing and reposted this time at £42.99 selling a further 14
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360865250299

    Not bad for a few hours work at the most - sit back and watch the £££s roll in!


    Notice the seller is hiding behind a PO BOX too ;)
  • tibawo
    tibawo Posts: 1,189 Forumite
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    Aquamania wrote: »
    Talk about profiteering.

    This seller has been trying to offload them for a month - sold one last month at £16.99.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360425302367

    Yesterday sold 3 more at £19.99 and ended the listing.

    Reposted, starting at £22.99 and kept raising the price over a couple of hours to £39.99 ... and still sold 47 of them (over 20 at £39.99)
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360865227597

    Again seller ended listing and reposted this time at £42.99 selling a further 14
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360865250299

    Not bad for a few hours work at the most - sit back and watch the £££s roll in!

    Isn't this what any other business would do. All credit to them! I was tempted to put ours on!
    Go get it!
  • DigForVictory
    DigForVictory Posts: 11,905 Forumite
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    The date free 20p coins are an even better find as the Mint remove & destroy them every time they're found in circulation.

    Not that I'd turn my nose up at a Kew 50pence mind!
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