King Charles III 50p: Stegosaurus

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The slow and steady Stegosaurus is often nicknamed the ‘dumbest dinosaur’ due to its tiny plum-sized brain, however what it lacks in brains it makes up for in size. As part of The Royal Mint’s Tales of the Earth series, the Stegosaurus 50p was the second coin in the Iconic Specimens collection, which also features the T-Rex 50p and the Diplodocus 50p. The Stegosaurus 50p was designed by paleo-artist Robert Nicholls, with guidance from Professor Paul Barret from the Natural History Museum, with a design based on the most complete stegosaurus specimen – the ‘Sophie’ skeleton. The reverse of the coin features a stegosaurus with unmistakable diamond-shaped plates down its back and a powerful spiked tale. The inscriptions ‘STEGOSAURUS’ and ‘JURASSIC’ also feature on the design.
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