2020 is already proving to be a big year for coin collectors, with an exciting line-up of coins already having been released and many more to look forward to.
But certain news was so colossal that it shook the coin collecting community!
The Royal Proclamation on the 8th November 2019 revealed a brand new series of dinosaur themed 50p coins would be released in 2020.
Three dino themed 50ps
Three designs were announced, including the Megalosaurus, Iguanodon, and Hylaeosaurus.
‘Megalosaurus’ is Greek for ‘great lizard’ and at seven to eight metres long it certainly lives up to its name! In 1676 the first Megalosurus bone was discovered in Oxfordshire and publication of the find is thought to make this dinosaur the very first to be described in scientific literature.
Iguanodon were large herbivores with distinctive thumb-like spikes. After Megalosaurus, these were the second type of dinosaur to be formally recognised.
Hylaeosaurus was an armoured dinosaur with at least three long spines along its shoulders. However, much of the anatomy of this dinosaur is still unknown due to the fact that very limited remains have been found.
The UK’s first dinosaur coins
Excitingly, these are the first ever UK dinosaur coins and collectors have been very excited for these roarsome coins to be let loose!
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