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Following the popular release of the 2020 dinosaur set of coins, another set of three 50p coins are available to add to your collection.


The ancient beasts to grace the 2021 set of coins are Temnodontosaurus, Plesiosaurus and Dimorphodon.


Temnodontosaurus is a genus of ichthyosaurs from the early Jurassic period, ranging between 200 and 175 million years ago, and known to come from Europe and Chile. They were huge creatures which measured anywhere from 9 meters (29.5 ft) to 12 meters (39 ft) and they lived in the deepest areas of the open ocean.


Plesiosaurus was a large marine reptile that also lived during the early part of the Jurassic Period. It is distinguishable by its small head, long and slender neck, broad turtle-like body, a short tail, and two pairs of large, elongated paddles and is the most recognisable sea dwelling dinosaur of all. The Plesiosaurus grew to about 3.5 meters meaning it was much smaller than the Temnodontosaurus.


The Dimorphodon was a medium-sized pterosaur. Pterosaurs were flying reptiles that dominated the skies right from the late Triassic to the end of the Cretaceous period (228 to 66 million years ago). Dimorphodon means "two-form tooth", referring to the fact that it had two distinct types of teeth in its jaws, which is comparatively rare among reptiles.


These coins are new and in Superior Brilliant Uncirculated condition (BUNC). BUNC coins are minted to a higher standard than coins made for circulation.

2021 Dinosaurs

  • None for circulation.

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