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2020 Dinosaur Iguanodon Mantell 1825 B.U. 50 Pence Coin

It has been announced that The Royal Mint will produce a series of Dinosaur themed fifty pence coins in 2020. The coins will 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.  

We do not know what the series will be called, but we think it may be "British Scientific Discoveries" or "Great British Scientists". 

Information about the coins is scarce and we do not know a release date. If you would like to be notified for further information please sign up to our mailing list below. 

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Privy Council

The Privy Council 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 Royal Mint have not yet relesed information about the coins and when they do it will be subject to embargo. 

Iguanodon

The Iguanodon was a dinosaur that existed roughly 125 million years ago. The dinosaur was a herbivore and was able to shift from walking four limbs to walking on two. 

It was discovered by palaeontologist, Gideon Mantell in 1825. The original name was Iguana-saurus, however it was changed to Iguanodon, which means 'iguana tooth'.

Reverse

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

a design depicting an Iguanodon accompanied by the inscription

“IGUANODON” and “MANTELL 1825”

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Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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