This is the 2020 Silver Proof Hylaeosaurus Fifty Pence Coin. The first release in the Royal Mint's Tales of the Earth Series is The Dinosauria Collection. The other two 50p coins feature the Megalosaurus and the Iguanodon.
Only 3,000 of these non-coloured silver proof coins will be issued, making them highly sought after.
The coins are available in different finishes, including a brilliant uncirculated base metal coin, coloured silver proof version, as well as a gold proof coin.
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.
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”
|Weight / Size||8 Gram|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0.2379|
|Fineness / Carat||0.925 Sterling Silver|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Robert Nicholls|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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