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 "2019/2009 Kew Gardens 260th Anniversary Pagoda 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin" is in sale since Saturday, August 31, 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.