The colour silver proof Megalosaurus 50p is struck to proof quality for this limited edition presentation of 7,000. The design by Robert Nicholls shows an image of a Megalosaurus along with the name of the dinosaur and the paleontologist who discovered remains in 1824; Buckland, William.
This is a low limit for a colour silver proof, with most ranging from 25,000 to 60,000 in recent years. The in demand 2016 Peter Rabbit colour silver proof had a limited edition of 15,000.
The limit would have been set based on the release of 50,000 colour Brilliant Uncirculated Megalosaurus 50p coins - which some people will buy instead of the silver proof, as the actual coin looks the same but costs £20 for base metal instead of £65 for colour printing on Sterling Silver.
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