Own the UK’s first dinosaur 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality
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Own the UK’s first dinosaur 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality

Without a doubt some of the most mystical and incredible creatures to have ever walked on Earth are dinosaurs. The first three prehistoric creatures to be discovered were named ‘Dinosauria’ by British anatomist Richard Owen in 1842.

To celebrate the discovery of dinosaurs The Royal Mint authorised for a 2020 series of 50p coins to be released. The first 50p features the Megalosaurus dinosaur – the very first dinosaur to feature on a UK coin! First editions such as this are always incredibly popular with collectors and fans alike, and fast become some of the most sought-after coins around. 

Meaning ‘great lizard’ in Greek, the Megalosaurus is thought to be the first dinosaur to be discovered. The creature on this 50p has been designed by renowned British palaeo-artist Robert Nicholls, with expert guidance by the Earth Sciences Department of the Natural History Museum

Struck by The Royal Mint to a pristine Brilliant Uncirculated finish, your coin will arrive in its official Royal Mint presentation pack.

What’s more, it’s available to you today for The Royal Mint issue price of JUST £10 (+p&p).

Available now: click here to order the second coin in the series – the Iguanodon 50p BU Pack >>

Click here to order the third and final coin in the series – the Hylaeosaurus 50p BU Pack >>

Order Ref 185/966H/W


  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Year of Issue: 2020
  • Coin Diameter: 27.3mm
  • Coin Weight: 8g
  • Obverse: Jody Clark
  • Reverse: Robert Nicholls
  • Metal: Cupro-Nickel
  • Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.