2020 50p Dinosauria - Megalosaurus Coloured BU Coin
- The first time a dinosaur has featured on an official UK coin
- The coin design and packaging illustrations are based on scientifically accurate reconstructions
- The use of colour brings the Megalosaurus design to life
- Housed in pop-up packaging for you to showcase your dinosaur coins
- Developed in conjunction with the Natural History Museum
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’.
Developed in conjunction with the Natural History Museum, this is the first time a dinosaur has featured on an official UK coin.
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