Megalosaurus 50p

£10.00

The first Dinosaur coin released by The Royal Mint in the Dinosauria collection in Feb 2020. Available in BUNC, Silver, and Gold coins. See also Hylaeosaurus 50p, and Iguanodon 50p.

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Megalosaurus 50p coin

Megalosaurus 50p coin pack
Megalosaurus 50p coin pack

This coin is still available to buy direct from The Royal Mint

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Expect to pay around £10 for a carded Megalosaurus 50p BUNC coin

  • The first time a dinosaur has featured on an official UK coin
  • The perfect gift for dinosaur enthusiasts of any age
  • Housed in packaging that contains a wealth of dinosaur facts
  • Developed in conjunction with the Natural History Museum
  • Collect all three coins in the series

Specification

DENOMINATION 50p
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE Unlimited
ALLOY Cupro-Nickel
WEIGHT 8.00 g
DIAMETER 27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNER Robert Nicholls
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
QUALITY Brilliant Uncirculated
YEAR 2020

 

Megalosaurus 50p Coin Variants

There are four variants of this coin released by The Royal Mint:

  • Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Brilliant Uncirculated Coloured (Limited Edition 50,000 coins)
  • Silver Proof (limited Edition 3,000 coins)
  • Silver Proof Coloured (Limited Edition 7,000 coins)
  • Gold Proof (350 coins)

Megalosaurus Information

In 1824 William Buckland, an eccentric clergyman and palaeontologist, produced the first scientific description of what became known as a dinosaur based on fragments of jaw and bone found in Oxfordshire. Buckland named the creature Megalosaurus, which means ‘great lizard’.

  • Diet: carnivorous
  • When it lived: Mid-Jurassic Period, 170-155 million years ago!
  • Found in: England, United Kingdom
  • Size: a quarter of the size of a T-Rex (9m)
  • Megalosaurus was one of the first dinosaurs discovered.

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Additional information

Weight 8 g
Dimensions 27.3 mm

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