The final coin in the collection is now available.

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May 30, 2020

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The Dinosauria Collection is the result of a collaboration between the Natural History Museum and The Royal Mint, which has seen dinosaurs featured on official U.K. 50p coins for the very first time.

“We are thrilled to announce the release of the final coin in this fantastic collection,” says Maxine Lister, licensing head, Natural History Museum. “The response to the first two coins has been phenomenal, and we’re delighted to be able to now complete the collection, a little later than originally planned, but we hope fans agree that it has been worth the wait. It has been so exciting to see the story of the discovery of dinosaurs celebrated in this way.”

This series saw the release of the Megalosaurus coin back in February, closely followed by the Iguanodon coin in March and the collection now concludes with the release of the Hylaeosaurus coin, bringing together the three creatures that led to the coining of the term “dinosaur” in 1842.

This discovery, made by Sir Richard Owen, founder of the Natural History Museum, sparked a public interest in the creatures. The coins were illustrated by renowned paleo-artist Robert Nicholls with the expert guidance of Professor Paul Barrett from the Earth Sciences Department of the Natural History Museum.

“We are delighted to partner with the Natural History Museum to reveal the final coin in the popular Dinosauria Collection – the Hylaeosaurus 50p coin,” says Clare Maclennan, divisional director, commemorative coin, The Royal Mint. “This collection also marks a new milestone for The Royal Mint, as it is the first time that we have combined a coin series with augmented reality technology, as we continue to innovate and enrich the experience of coin collecting.”

In addition, augmented reality brings the collection to life via The Royal Mint’s “Activate App,” unlocking exclusive content including facts, animated clips and imagery of the dinosaurs.

Available in Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver Proof and Gold Proof versions, the full collection is available online now at

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