What a year 2020 is shaping up to be for coin collectors!

In a Royal Proclamation, The Royal Mint have announced the release of a series of Dinosaur 50p coins – the very FIRST time our pre-historic ancestors will have featured on an Official UK coin!

Three designs have been announced, including the Megalosaurus, Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus.

The first Megalosurus bone was discovered in 1676 in Oxfordshire and publication of the find is thought to make this dinosaur the very first to be described in scientific literature.

Iguanodon were large herbivores with unique thumb-like spikes. After Megalosaurus, these were the second type of dinosaur to be formally recognised.

Hylaeosaurus was an armoured dinosaur with at least three long spines along its shoulders. However, much of the anatomy of this dinosaur is still unknown due to the fact that very limited remains have been found.

Now, the designs are still top secret but it goes without saying, a dinosaur design is guaranteed to be epic… and we cannot wait to see them!

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