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The 50p that is far rarer than the fabled Kew Gardens coin: How a 2009 Olympics coin in much shorter supply has gone under the radar (for now!)

A mysterious 50p coin which is rarer than the much publicized Kew Gardens one has seen its value soar in recent months as numismatists cotton on to how few were minted.

2009 Olympics High Jumper Coin

In 2009, former BBC television show Blue Peter ran a competition to design an Olympic coin some three years ahead of the event held in London. The winner, Florence Jackson then aged nine, had her design struck. It could then be snapped up for £1.99 via the Royal Mint website.

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