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Royal Mint Unveils New Collectable Dinosaur 50p Coins

Collectable coins with a dinosaur theme have been unveiled by the Royal Mint in collaboration with the Natural History Museum.

The collection consists of three coins with three different dinosaurs on them – the tyrannosaurus, stegosaurus and diplodocus.

Paleo-artist Robert Nicholls has designed each dinosaur with guidance from Professor Paul Barrett at the Natural History Museum.

A selection of the coins available will feature colour, depicting the dinosaurs and their environment.

The 50p coins are available to buy now (Image: Royal Mint/PA Wire)

Rebecca Morgan, director of commemorative coin at the Royal Mint, said: “We are excited to reveal the roar-some new collectable 50p coins by the Royal Mint, featuring some of the most legendary and mighty dinosaurs of all time – including tyrannosaurus, stegosaurus, and diplodocus.

“For nearly 200 million years, dinosaurs roamed the Earth so it’s fitting that they are honoured forever on an official UK coin. Seeing these dinosaurs on a 50p coin we hope it will delight and inspire both current and budding palaeontologists for years to come.

“Our team of craftspeople have faithfully reproduced Robert Nicholls’ technical drawings to ensure each dinosaur appears in fine detail. Recreating the mighty Tyrannosaurus on the tiny canvas of a fifty pence takes a lot of skill, and we’re really proud of the result.”

Five incredibly rare and valuable British coins Mr Nicholls said of his designs: “I have dedicated my life to bringing extinct animals back to life through art, I started drawing dinosaurs as soon as I could hold a pencil – it is my obsession.”

This collection is the third in the Mint’s Tales of the Earth series, celebrating awe-inspiring ancient creatures and dinosaurs.

The Royal Mint collaborated with the National History Museum to create the collection of 50p coins (Image: Royal Mint/PA Wire)

Maxine Lister, head of licensing at the Natural History Museum, said: “We are thrilled to continue our work with the Royal Mint on the Tales of the Earth series.

“Dinosaurs have long since sparked feelings of curiosity and awe, and it is brilliant to see three of the most iconic specimens – including a nod to the nation’s favourite dinosaur, Dippy – immortalised on a 50p coin. We hope that this collection will help all, young and old, to share in the wonder of our natural world.”

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Paleo-artist Robert Nicholls has designed each dinosaur with guidance from Professor Paul Barrett at the Natural History Museum (Image: Royal Mint/PA Wire)

How to buy the dinosaur coins If you’d like to get your hands on the new coins, here’s how you can.

The collectable 50p coin series featuring tyrannosaurus, stegosaurus and diplodocus is available to buy via the Royal Mint’s website with colour editions of the coin also available.

The first collectable 50p coin available to buy will be the one featuring the tyrannosaurus and prices start from £11.