Hylaeosaurus 50p
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Hylaeosaurus 50p Coins

The Hylaeosaurus 50p coin was released by The Royal Mint on the 1st June 2020.

This coin is part of a three-coin dinosaur set released from The Royal Mint on Thursday 13th February 2020.

The Megalosaurus 50p was the first coin released in February 2020, followed by the Iguanodon 50p, released in March 2020.

These 50p coins are presented in brilliant uncirculated (BU / BUNC), Silver Proof, Silver Proof (Digital Colour Printed) and Gold Proof limited edition presentations.

Hylaeosaurus 50p

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Hylaeosaurus 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Hylaeosaurus 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Maximum Coin Mintage Unlimited
Royal Mint Product Code UK20HLBU
Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 8.00 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Robert Nicholls
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2020
Price on Release £10 (USD $13 / 12 EUR)

Hylaeosaurus 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Colour 50p Coin

Hylaeosaurus 50p Coin Coloured BU
Hylaeosaurus 50p Coin Coloured BU

Limited Edition 50,000 coins with a colourised dinosaur

Maximum Coin Mintage 50,000 coins
Royal Mint Product Code UK20HBUC
Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 8.00 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Robert Nicholls
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2020
Price on Release £20 (USD $26 / 24 EUR)

Hylaeosaurus 50p Silver Proof

Hylaeosaurus 50p Coin Silver Proof
Hylaeosaurus 50p Coin Silver Proof
Maximum Coin Mintage 3,000 Coins
Royal Mint Product Code: UK20HLSP
Denomination 50p
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 8.00 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Robert Nicholls
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2020
Price on Release £60 (USD $78 /  72 EUR)

Hylaeosaurus 50p Silver Proof Coin

Hylaeosaurus 50p Coin Silver Proof Coloured
Hylaeosaurus 50p Coin Silver Proof Coloured
Maximum Coin Mintage 7,000 Coins
Royal Mint Product Code: UK20HSPC
Denomination 50p
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 8.00 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Robert Nicholls
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2020
Price on Release £65 ( USD $85 / 78 EUR  )

Hylaeosaurus 50p Gold Proof Coin

Hylaeosaurus 50p Gold Proof Coin

 

Maximum Coin Mintage 350 coins
Royal Mint Product Code: UK20HLGP
Denomination 50p
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 15.50 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Robert Nicholls
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2020
Price on Release £945 (USD 1,233 /  1,139 EUR)

Hylaeosaurus 50p Mintage Figures

How many Dinosaur coins were made? See the table below for the mintage figures for each coin.

Coin Type Limited Edition Presentation (LEP)
Gold Proof 350
Silver Proof 3,000
Silver Proof Coloured 7,000
Brilliant Uncirculated Coloured (BU / BUNC) 50,000
Brilliant Uncirculated Coloured (BU / BUNC) Unlimited

What is a Hylaeosaurus?

The Hylaeosaurus is the first armoured dinosaur ever discovered. Together with Megalosaurus and Iguanodon it played a crucial role in forming our understanding of these long extinct creatures.

It is estimated this dinosaur was around five metres long, however limited remains have been found of this particular species.

Discovered by Dr Gideon Mantell and acquired by the British Museum, the anatomist Richard Owen was able to study the specimen in depth, leading him to conclude it was part of a previously unknown group of giant reptiles which he called ‘Dinosauria’.

Featuring an original design by palaeo-artist Robert Nicholls it shows an anatomically accurate reconstruction of Hylaeosaurus.

Likely a solitary animal, it lived during the Early Cretaceous period 140 to 133 million years ago.

Britain has a fascinating fossil record. Around 50–60 different species have been found here, including Hylaeosaurusthe first armoured dinosaur ever discovered. Together with Megalosaurus and Iguanodon it played a crucial role in forming our understanding of these long extinct creatures.

The Dinosauria Collection concludes with Hylaeosaurus, the third and final coin in the 2020 series.

Designed with the expert guidance of the Earth Sciences Department of the Natural History Museum, it is available as a limited-edition gold and silver Proof, colour-printed silver Proof, colour-printed Brilliant Uncirculated exclusive to The Royal Mint and Brilliant Uncirculated edition.

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