Royal Mint launch three new 50p coins featuring fearsome dinosaurs | The Sun

A TYRANNOSAURUS, diplodocus and stegosaurus feature on the latest collectable 50p coins.

Artist Robert Nicholls designed the Royal Mint’s coins with guidance from the Natural History Museum. Prices start from £11.

The Royal Mint’s three-coin collection with the Natural History Museum sees the tyrannosaurus, stegosaurus and diplodocus each given their own coin.

Rebecca Morgan of the Royal Mint said: “For nearly 200 million years, dinosaurs roamed the Earth so it’s fitting that they are honoured forever on an official UK coin. “

The collectable 50p coin series featuring tyrannosaurus, stegosaurus and diplodocus is available to purchase from the Royal Mint’s website, with colour editions of the coin also available.

The first collectable 50p coin available to buy will be the one featuring the tyrannosaurus. Prices start from £11.



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Meanwhile, you could already have some valuable 50p coins just rattling around in your pocket, or even down the back of the sofa.

Online tools from change experts like Coin Hunter are helpful to see how much such a coin could be worth – and you can also refer to Change Checker's latest scarcity index update to see which coins are topping the charts.

Change Checker tracks which rare coins and valuable notes are worth the most.

You can check how much the coin is selling for on eBay, by searching the full name of the coin, selecting the "sold" listing and then toggling the search to "highest value".

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It will give you a rough idea of the amount that coin is selling for.

But remember, coins are only really worth what someone is willing to pay for them.

Sometimes collectors might fork out more if they're desperate to finish a set.

Other times, you might get significantly less for the same coin.

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