Megalosaurus 50p

Megalosaurus 50p Coins

Megalosaurus 50p

The Megalosaurus 50p was released by The Royal Mint at 9am on Thursday 13th February 2020.

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Dinosaur three-coin Set

The Megalosaurus is a new dinosaur fifty pence piece and the first coin in a three-coin dinosaur set from The Royal Mint which also includes a Hylaeosaurus 50p and an Iguanodon 50p

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Megalosaurus 50p Mintage Figures

Megalosaurus Coins Limited Edition Presentation (LEP)
Gold Proof 350
Silver Proof 3,000
Silver Proof Coloured 7,000
Brilliant Uncirculated Coloured 50,000
Brilliant Uncirculated Coloured Unlimited

Megalosaurus 50p Coin Design

The coin has the text “MEGALOSAURUS” and “BUCKLAND 1824

Megalosaurus was a large Theropod dinosaur and was the first dinosaur skeleton ever discovered and scientifically named.

It was discovered by British naturalist William Buckland in the 1820s, and recognized as a huge reptile.

The Megalosaurus 50p is the first dinosaur coin to be released from The Royal Mint as part of a 3-coin dinosaur coins series official known as Tales Of The Earth: The Dinosauria Collection.

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

Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

megalosaurus 50p

 

 

Maximum Coin Mintage Unlimited
Royal Mint Product Code UK20MGBU
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)

Brilliant Uncirculated Colour Coin

Megalosaurus 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coloured Coin

Limited Edition 50,000 coins with a colourised dinosaur

 

 

Maximum Coin Mintage 50,000 coins
Royal Mint Product Code UK20MBUC
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)

Silver Proof Coin

megalosaurus silver proof coin

The Silver Proof Megalosaurus 50p sold out at The Royal Mint website soon after release and is now only available on resale.

Maximum Coin Mintage 3,000 Coins
Royal Mint Product Code: UK20MGSP
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)

Silver Proof (Digital Colour Printed)

megalosaurus 50p silver proof coin
The Silver Proof (coloured-edition) Megalosaurus 50p sold out at The Royal Mint website soon after release and is now only available on resale.

Maximum Coin Mintage 7,000 Coins
Royal Mint Product Code: UK20MSPC
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  )

Megalosaurus 50p Gold Proof

megalosaurus gold proof coin

With a mintage of only 350 coins (per dinosaur), it’s no surprise that the Gold Proof Megalosaurus 50p sold out at The Royal Mint website immediately after release and is now only available on resale.

Maximum Coin Mintage 350 coins
Royal Mint Product Code: UK20MGGP
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)

Strike Your Own Megalosaurus 50p

The Royal Mint Tour Dates: 13th February – 15th March 2020

Strike Your Own Megalosaurus 50p coin

If you book a tour of The Royal Mint Experience between 13th February and 15th March 2020, you can pay a little extra to Strike Your Own Megalosaurus 50p coin.

You can book a tour at the Royal Mint Experience website.

The Dinosauria Collection

For dinosaurs roamed the planet earth millions of years before they became extinct.

Fossilised remains lay buried underground until they are unearthed by land slips or people digging.

In 1842, a British Anatomist Richard Owen was the first person to realise that the remains of three creatures discovered in England, Megalosaurus, Iguanodon, and Hylaeosaurus, all shared common characteristics.

In a paper published in 1842, he named this new group of animals ‘Dinosauria’.

This was the spark for a worldwide fascination with these creatures that continues to the present day.

The Dinosauria Collection is an exciting new series celebrating this landmark British discovery.

Featuring each creature that led Owen to his groundbreaking conclusion in turn, this is the first time dinosaurs have featured on official UK coins and the series starts with Megalosaurus.

All three dinosaurs have been brought back to life by palaeo-artist Robert Nicholls with the expert guidance of the Earth Sciences Department of the Natural History Museum.

Available as a limited-edition gold and silver Proof, colour-printed silver Proof, colour-printed Brilliant Uncirculated and standard Brilliant Uncirculated edition, the coins in this collection perfectly encapsulate the wonder that dinosaurs inspire in people of all ages.

Bring your dinosaur to life

Download the Royal Mint AR activation app to access bonus packaging content

Augmented Reality

Use the camera on your device to scan to the markers and activate your augmented reality experience.

The app allows you to access exclusive content and animated clips and imagery help bring history to life.

How it works

 

Download the app from your device’s app store.

 

Explore the packaging

Place your device’s camera over the packaging to locate the markers.

 

Scan the marker

Scan the marker to activate your experience.

Activate Makers

There are 2 marker sheets available to activate your Royal Mint Augmented Reality Experience.

Download: Activate Marker for Robert Nichols (the designer)

Download: Activate Maker for Megalosaurus

Dinosaurs 3-Coin Set

The Megalosaurus 50p is the first coin released in a three-coin dinosaurs coin set.

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Dinosaurs 50p YouTube Video

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Megalosaurus

For more than 160 million years, dinosaurs walked the earth before they suddenly disappeared. Buried in rock, their fossilised remains laid undisturbed until the ground was ready to yield its secrets. The story of their discovery and description begins in Britain.

Megalosaurus was one of the largest predators of the Middle Jurassic period, 170–155 million years ago.

Growing up to nine metres long and three metres tall, Megalosaurus was a theropod.

Walking upright, it used its mobile hands to grab its prey.