2020 is already shaping up to be a big year for coin collectors, as recent Royal Proclamations have revealed an exciting line-up of new coins to look forward to next year.
And we’ve just heard the biggest news yet… In fact, this news is so colossal that it’s sure to shake the coin collecting community!
That’s because the Royal Proclamation on the 8th November has revealed a brand new series of dinosaur themed 50p coins will be released next year.
Three dino themed 50ps
Three designs have been 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 will be the first ever UK dinosaur coins and I for one can’t wait to see these roarsome coins let loose!
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