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The 2020 Dinosaur coins – What we know so far…

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.

The 2020 Dinosaur coins - What we know so far...

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!

Of course the designs and release dates are top secret for now, but if you’d like to be kept up to date with all the latest information about the 2020 Dinosaur 50p coins, simply sign up using the form below.

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The 2020 designs – what to expect from next year’s coins

***UPDATE***

As of The Royal Proclamations issued on 11th October 2019, a further two new coins have been confirmed for release next year…

A new £2 coin will be issued to celebrate 100 Years of Agatha Christie’s mystery novels. .

2020 Agatha Christie £2

The design is said to feature a nearly completed jigsaw puzzle with the final piece ready to be inserted, and the inscription ‘1920 100 YEARS OF MYSTERY 2020′.

Agatha Christie published her first novel ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’ in 1920, which introduced detective Hercule Poirot, who became a long-running character in Christie’s work. In total, the detective features in 33 novels and 54 short stories!

Following the incredible popularity of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 50p featuring fictional-detective Sherlock Holmes and the Samuel Pepys’ £2 in the 2019 Annual Coin set, we can’t wait to see another great British writer celebrated on UK coinage.

2020 75th Anniversary of VE Day £2

A further £2 coin will also be issued with the inscription ‘VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY‘ to commemorate 75 years since VE Day and the end of the second world war.

VE Day is commonly used to refer to Victory Day in Europe which celebrates the formal acceptance of the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on 8 May 1945, marking the end of the war.

Featuring a woman holding a newspaper aloft in crowd of celebrating people, set against a backdrop of the word VICTORY, this new £2 coin will mark a pivotal moment in British history.

Excitingly, this new £2 will also have an edge inscription reading ‘JUST TRIUMPH AND PROUD SORROW’.

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The Royal Proclamation published on 12th July 2019 has officially revealed three new coins which will be released next year...

Last week we shared the news about the 2020 Team GB 50p coin, which is sure to be a firm favourite amongst collectors, especially following the resounding popularity of the 2012 Olympic 50ps.

The new Team GB 50p will be issued by The Royal Mint next year to support Great Britain in the Tokyo Olympic Games.

However, we also have another two coins to look forward to, including a Mayflower £2 coin and a George III £5 coin.

The 2020 designs - what to expect from next year's coins

2020 Mayflower £2

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of The Mayflower’s voyage from Plymouth, England to the ‘New World’ in 1620.

102 Pilgrims and around 30 crew aboard the ship spent two months at sea, battling against the North Atlantic wind on their journey to America.

Upon arrival, the Mayflower Compact was signed, allowing the English Puritan settlers to establish the first permanent New England colony.

To celebrate this important anniversary, The Royal Mint will be issuing a Mayflower £2 coin in 2020.

Mayflower Trial £2

Did you know that back in 1994 The Royal Mint created the first trial bi-metallic £2 coins and these actually featured the Mayflower ship on the design?

There were just over 4,500 packs issued which makes it an incredibly rare example of a bi-metallic £2 coin. More than 100 times rarer than the UK’s rarest £2 coin in circulation, the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games.

Because of this, it can sell on the secondary market for well into three figures.

The 2020 designs - what to expect from next year's coins

It will certainly be very interesting to see how the design of the 2020 coin compares to this 1994 trial piece.

2020 George III £5

Next year marks the 200th anniversary since the death of George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland.

He ruled the two countries separately until their union in 1801, after which his reign continued until his death in 1820.

George’s life and reign were longer than any British monarch before him, although his last 10 years were fraught with mental illness, resulting in his eldest son George IV ruling as Prince Regent.

To celebrate the life of George III, The Royal Mint will be issuing a new £5 coin in 2020.

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At the moment the designs are still top secret, but we can’t wait to see what the 2020 coins will look like!

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Your chance to own future 2019 UK 50p and £2 coins for FACE VALUE!

With fewer coins going into circulation these days, we want to give collectors the chance to own future 2019 UK coins for face value.

So, we’ve launched the Face Value Coin Ballot to to do just that!

Simply sign up to the Face Value Ballot and each time there’s a new 50p released this year, we’ll select 1,000 people to add the latest coin to their collection for face value, in superior brilliant uncirculated quality! 500 people will be selected for every 2019 £2 release.

If you’re lucky enough to be chosen, we’ll still keep your name in the pot for all future 2019 releases – so if you’re really lucky you might get picked more than once!

And don’t worry, if you’re chosen but decide you no longer want to purchase the coin at face value, you’re under no obligation to place your order.

Whilst fantastic new coins continue to be issued, the demand for cash is just so low and we don’t know which coins will be entering circulation, so the ballot gives collectors a fair chance to secure the latest coins at face value.

For all the information you need to know about the 2019 Face Value Coin Ballot, take a look at the FAQ’s below.

Click here to sign up to the Face Value Coin Ballot

Your chance to own future 2019 UK 50p and £2 coins for FACE VALUE!

FAQ’s

1. How do I enter the 2019 Face Value Coin Ballot?

Please click here and follow the step by step instructions.

2. Does it cost anything to enter the ballot?

It’s FREE to enter the 2019 Face Value Coin Ballot. If you are successful we will email you a link to pay for your coin at face value.

3. Who can enter the 2019 Face Value Coin Ballot?

The ballot is open to all UK residents. Employees of 288 Group and their families are not eligible to enter.

4. How many times can I enter the ballot?

Ballot entry is limited to one per household. Additional applications will not be entered into the ballot.

5. Will I need to enter the ballot each time a new coin is released?

No. You only need to enter once to then be included in the ballot for all upcoming UK new issue 50p and £2 coins in 2019.

6. Will I need to enter again if I win a ballot?

No. Even if you win, we will still automatically include you in the next ballot.

7. How will I know if my ballot entry has been successful?

The successful ballot entrants will be notified via email on launch day. You will have 7 days to confirm your reservation.

8. If I am successful, what do I need to do?

We will email you. You will need a credit/debit card to confirm your payment. Payment will not be taken until after the coin has been despatched.

9. If I am successful, when will I receive my coin?

You should receive your coin 3-5 working days after despatch.

10. If I am successful, do I have to complete my order?

If you are successful in the ballot, you have the choice of whether you wish to complete your application by making your payment. If you choose not to, your allocation will automatically be forfeited after 7 days.

How to contact us:

If you have further questions please click here to contact our Customer Service Team

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Terms & Conditions

  1. Ballot entry is limited to one per household. Additional applications will not be entered in to the ballot.
  2. The ballot will be drawn up to three days before each launch.
  3. The successful ballot entrants will be notified by email on the day of release for the new coin.
  4. Successful entrants will be provided with an exclusive link to confirm their purchase of the newly released coin at face value. Please note that entrants must use the link from the email to secure the coin. We will not be able to place the order over the phone. Successful entrants will have 7 days in which to confirm their purchase. After that time their allocation will be forfeited.
  5. We reserve the right to vary the terms and conditions at any time, including, but not limited to, stopping the 2019 Face Value Ballot completely, closing the ballot early or extending the closing date and varying the number of coins available.
  6. The ballot is not open to employees of 288 Group or their families.