2021 8g Great Britain The Mary Anning Collection- Temnodontosaurus Cupro-Nickel Coin

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Searching the Black Ven cliff near her home in Lyme Regis, Mary Anning made a series of remarkable finds. The fossil reptiles she uncovered helped scientists identify and understand mighty creatures that once ruled the seas and skies, but as a working-class woman she was denied academic acclaim.

Tales of the Earth continue with The Mary Anning Collection, a three-part collection celebrating the discoveries she made along what is now known as the Jurassic Coast. Discovered in 1811, the first coin features Temnodontosaurus, an apex marine predator that hunted the deep ocean millions of years ago. Available as a gold Proof, silver Proof, colour silver Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated edition, it shines the spotlight on an unsung hero who was one of Britain’s greatest fossil hunters. Each coin in the collection was designed by renowned British palaeo-artist Robert Nicholls with the expert guidance of Sandra Chapman of the Earth Sciences Department of the Natural History Museum, London. Robert specialises in creating accurate reconstructions of natural history specimens for museums and universities around the world.


• A celebration of one of Britain’s greatest fossil hunters

• Engaging and educational content brings the story of these fossil reptiles to life

• The packaging features high-quality, anatomically accurate illustrations and content developed in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, London

• The precious metal editions are available in limited numbers

More Information
Year 2021
Metal Content Cupro-nickel
Denomination 50 P
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Country Great Britain
Manufacturer The Royal Mint
Mintage Unlimited
Diameter (mm) 27.3
Series The Mary Anning Collection
Box & Certificate In card