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.
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 dinosa
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'.
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 an Iguanodon accompanied by the inscription
“IGUANODON” and “MANTELL 1825”
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.456|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Robert Nicholls|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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