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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 Queen £5 coin – What we know so far…

As of the Royal Proclamations issued on 8th November 2019, a very exciting United Kingdom £5 coin has been confirmed for 2020.

The reverse design is said to feature ‘a keyboard, drum, bass and electric guitar accompanied by a microphone and the inscription “QUEEN”‘.

This is the first time a band has been commemorated on a UK coin which makes this announcement particularly exciting.

At the moment, the designs are still top secret but you can fill in our sign-up form below to stay up-to-date with all the latest news about this release.

The Queen £5 coin - What we know so far...

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If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use and allows users to:

– Find and identify the coins in their pocket
– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers

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Say Cheese! The much anticipated Wallace and Gromit 50p has just been released!

The eccentric inventor and his trusted canine friend have made their way back from the moon and onto a UK 50p to celebrate 30 years since their debut film, A Grand Day Out.

After weeks of anticipation, The Royal Mint has now released the first ever Wallace and Gromit 50p to celebrate 30 cracking years of the British Comedy duo.

Say Cheese! The much anticipated Wallace and Gromit 50p has just been released!

Originally a small concept in Nick Park’s student sketchbook, Wallace and Gromit have become instantly recognisable stars of the silver screen!

The pair now feature in 4 stop-motion animation short films: A Grand Day Out (1989), The Wrong Trousers (1993), A Close Shave (1995), A matter of Loaf a Death (2008) and the full-length feature film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, released in 2005.

An Original Nick Park Design

Excitingly, the reverse of this new 50p has been designed by none other than Nick Park himself!

The original artist behind the popular animation characters, Nick’s artwork has created a truly authentic design for the coin which is certain to be a hit with fans and collectors alike.

Featuring Wallace and Gromit peering out of the spaceship they took to the moon, fans will certainly resonate with this adaptation of the famous film scene.

What’s more, the initials ‘NP’ have been struck onto the design to confirm the design by Nick Park.

Say Cheese! The much anticipated Wallace and Gromit 50p has just been released!

BU, Silver & Gold!

As of today the FIRST EVER Wallace and Gromit UK 50p has officially taken off!

The new coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated quality in both Official Change Checker packaging and Royal Mint packaging.

A Silver Proof version of the coin has also been issued, featuring selected colour printing to really bring the design to life. Just 25,000 Silver Proof coins are available and given the popularity of Wallace and Gromit and the sell-out stories we’ve seen with other UK 50p issues this year (like The Gruffalo® 50p), collectors wanting one of these will certainly need to act quickly.

Say Cheese! The much anticipated Wallace and Gromit 50p has just been released!

 Excitingly, this 50p has also been issued in a Gold Proof design! Limited to just 630 pieces, this one is a real collector item.

Say Cheese! The much anticipated Wallace and Gromit 50p has just been released!

From their first appearance in 1989 to their dedicated following today, Wallace and Gromit have become international cultural icons and a real staple of British-ness! Here at Change Checker we can’t think of a better way to celebrate such an important comedy duo than on a brand new UK coin.


Add the brand new Wallace and Gromit 50p to your collection!

Say Cheese! The much anticipated Wallace and Gromit 50p has just been released!

This coin won’t be entering circulation, but has been released as a special commemorative issue.

Click here to secure this brand new UK coin in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality.