Team GB 50p

Temnodontosaurus 50p

£10.00

The first coin released as part of the Mary Anning 50p Coins Collection

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Temnodontosaurus 50p Coin

Temnodontosaurus 50p
Temnodontosaurus 50p
  • The first time Mary Anning’s discoveries have featured on an official UK coin
  • Follows on from the first popular series celebrating Tales of the Earth
  • The perfect gift for anyone interested in prehistoric creatures
  • Housed in packaging that contains a wealth of fossil reptile facts
  • Developed in conjunction with the Natural History Museum London
  • Collect all three coins in the series

Temnodontosaurus Coin Specification

DENOMINATION 50p
ALLOY Cupro-Nickel
WEIGHT 8.00 g
DIAMETER 27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNER Robert Nicholls
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
QUALITY Brilliant Uncirculated
YEAR 2021

Who was Mary Anning?

Mary Anning was born in Lyme Regis, Dorset, in 1799 and spent her entire life in this small seaside town on England’s south coast.

During her childhood, the Napoleonic wars curtailed travel to Europe and tourists flocked to the seaside instead. Here, fossil hunting became a popular pastime for fashionable Georgians looking to add to their cabinets of curiosities, and a new cottage industry sprang up.