For 2020 the Royal Mint in conjunction with the Natural History Museum released a special Dinosauria collection starting with the Limited Issue Megalosaurus 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin struck in solid .925 Sterling Silver.
The reverse designed by Robert Nicholls features the Megalosaurus while the obverse features the Fifth Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.
These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.
Royal Mint Product Code - UK20MGSP
- The first time a dinosaur has featured on an official UK coin
- A Limited Edition Presentation of just 3,000 coins
- A landmark moment in British science commemorated on a coin for the very first time
- Developed in conjunction with the Natural History Museum
- The coin design and packaging illustrations are based on scientifically accurate reconstructions
- Finished to the finest Proof standard