Silver Proof Colour Megalosaurus 2020 UK 50p coin. The first time a dinosaur has featured on an official UK coin. The use of colour brings the Megalosaurus design to life.A landmark moment in British science commemorated on a coin for the very first time. The coin design and packaging illustrations are based on scientifically accurate reconstructions. Presented in a beautiful acrylic display block. Finished to the finest Proof standard. About Megalosaurus 2020 UK 50p coin. 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. Early depictions showed an animal walking on four legs with a posture like a hippopotamus. Today we understand Megalosaurus was a theropod, a large bipedal predator that roamed Britain during the Middle Jurassic period 170 to 155 million years ago.
Along with specimens of Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus , the fossilised remains of Megalosaurus led anatomist Richard Owen to conclude that all three belonged to a distinct group of reptiles, coining the term Dinosauria to describe this new taxonomic group. His discovery fuelled public imagination and dinomania shows no signs of abating today.
Featuring a design by palaeo-artist Robert Nicholls who specialises in producing anatomically accurate reconstructions of natural history specimens, this 50p coin was designed with the expert guidance of the Earth Sciences Department of the Natural History Museum. Available as a gold and silver Proof, colour-printed silver Proof, colour-printed Brilliant Uncirculated exclusive to The Royal Mint and standard Brilliant Uncirculated edition, its a fitting tribute to a landmark British discovery. You have the right to cancel your order within 30 days of receipt. If the goods are faulty then the standard statutory rights apply.
We cannot accept a return on any personal hygiene items where the original packaging has been opened/unsealed or used. The item "Silver Proof Colour Dinosauria Megalosaurus 2020 UK 50p Dino Coin Brand New" is in sale since Thursday, October 5, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Decimal Coinage (c.The seller is "bigbasketuk1" and is located in canvey island. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam.