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2020 Tales of the Earth: The Dinosauria Collection - Hylaeosaurus Gold Proof 50 Pence Coin

This is the 2020 Gold Proof Hylaeosaurus Fifty Pence Coin. This is part of The Royal Mint's Tales of the Earth  Dinosauria Collection. The other two 50p coins in collection feature the Megalosaurus and the Iguanodon.

Only 350 of these gold proof coins will be issued, making them highly sought after. 

The coins are available in different finishes, including a brilliant uncirculated base metal coin, silver proof and a coloured silver proof version.

Please note the release of these coins has been delayed due to COVID-19. 


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Tales of the Earth: The Dinosauria Collection

The coins in The Dinosauria Collection feature the Megalosaurus, Hylaeosaurus and Iguanodon; the three species of dinosaur that paleontologist Richard Owen famously referred to in 1842 when announcing the discovery of a new animal, the dinosaur.  

Disovering the Hylaeosaurus

The Hylaeosaurus was one of the first dinosaurs to be discovered and is thought to have lived over 135 millions years ago. Hylaeosaurus means 'woodland lizard' and the animal had spikes across the top of it's body.

The dinosaur was discovered by English Paleontologist, Gideon Mantell in 1832.

Privy Council

We first heard about the coin through The Privy Council. This is made up of senior politicians who advise the Queen on such matters as bank holidays, coinage and lively company statuses. The Royal Mint have to submit any new coin designs to The Privy Council for approval. The information is then announced on the Privy Council website. 


The Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse of the coin. This is the fifth coinage portrait.


According to the privy council website, the coins will feature:-

a design depicting a Hylaeosaurus accompanied by the inscription



Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.456
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure360
Issue Limit350
Retail Price945
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
Reverse DesignerRobert Nicholls
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their gold content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

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If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

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