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2020 Megalosaurus Dinosaur Brilliant Uncirculated 50p

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Megalosaurus 2020 UK 50p coin

In 1824 William Buckland, an eccentric clergyman and palaeontologist, produced the first scientific description of what became known as a dinosaur based on fragments of jaw and bone found in Oxfordshire. Buckland named the creature Megalosaurus, which means ‘great lizard’.

Early depictions showed an animal walking on four legs with a posture like a hippopotamus. Today we understand Megalosaurus was a theropod, a large bipedal predator that roamed Britain during the Middle Jurassic period 170 to 155 million years ago.

Along with specimens of Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus, the fossilised remains of Megalosaurus led anatomist Richard Owen to conclude that all three belonged to a distinct group of reptiles, coining the term ‘Dinosauria’ to describe this new taxonomic group. His discovery fuelled public imagination and ‘dinomania’ shows no signs of abating today.

Featuring a design by palaeo-artist Robert Nicholls who specialises in producing anatomically accurate reconstructions of natural history specimens, this 50p coin was designed with the expert guidance of the Earth Sciences Department of the Natural History Museum. Available as a gold and silver Proof, colour-printed silver Proof, colour-printed Brilliant Uncirculated exclusive to The Royal Mint and standard Brilliant Uncirculated edition, it’s a fitting tribute to a landmark British discovery.

Brilliant Uncirculated Megalosaurus 2020 UK 50p coin

Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage Unlimited
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 8.00 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Robert Nicholls
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2020

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    Nice package & coin

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    Ideal children’s coin.

    KEVIN ROSE

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  8. Derrick Edwards (verified owner)

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    Grey coin

    Derrick Edwards

  9. Peter London (verified owner)

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    Very quick delivery

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    Great service will be ordering again can’t believe how quickly they arrived . Thankyou all the best Jeff

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    Great quality coins great comunication and great delivery.

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    brill

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    Ten out of ten

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    Fab service.

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    Order delivered very quickly compared to the Royal Mint, well done

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    Perfect as always fast delivery

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    on youtube love the updates on new coins that are coming out and then i can pre order them on the website after watching the video

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    Quick delivery. Pre ordered this and was not disappointed ?

    Wilma

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    Awesome buy ..and cheaper than the royal mint..what’s not to love about that!

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    I got my BUNC delivered two days after TRM released it. That is fast! Cheaper too.

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    Very nice.

    Frank

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    Great coin; great price, fast delivery.

    Roger O.

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    very fast service

    Anthony P.

  29. Ian Gosling (verified owner)

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    Brilliant can’t wait for the next one!

    Ian Gosling

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    Highly recommend to anyone

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