Royal Mint Releases Dinosaur 50p Coin With AR Tech

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Royal Mint Releases Dinosaur 50p Coin With AR Tech
June 3, 2020
The commemorative 50 pence coin from their Dinosauria Collection showing a Megalosaurus (Image: The Royal Mint / PA Wire)

 

The hylaeosaurus coin is the third and final in the Dinosauria Collection, which features three different dinosaurs.

 

The Royal Mint has launched a final range of 50p coins celebrating Britain's contribution to the discovery of dinosaurs that feature augmented reality technology.

 

The Dinosauria Collection's Brilliant Uncirculated edition also uses the latest colour printing techniques to vividly show the megalosaurus, iguanodon and hylaeosaurus.

 

Experts at the Natural History Museum worked in conjunction with The Royal Mint to bring the prehistoric creatures to life.

 

After receiving the coin, collectors can scan the packaging into The Royal Mint's Activate app to unearth facts, clips and images.

A commemorative 50 pence coin from their Dinosauria Collection which shows a Iguanodon (Image: The Royal Mint / PA Wire)

 

Clare Maclennan, divisional director of commemorative coin at The Royal Mint said: "As one of the nation's most loved tourist attractions remains closed, we are pleased to partner with the Natural History Museum to bring dinosaurs to life from the comfort of your home.

 

"It is the first time that The Royal Mint has combined augmented reality with a coin series as we continue to innovate and enrich the experience of coin collecting.

 

"Simply by scanning the packaging our customers will be able to access exclusive content which celebrates Britain's role in the discovery of dinosaurs, brings the animals to life through animation and explores the intricate details of each coin."

A commemorative 50 pence coin from their Dinosauria Collection which shows a Hylaeosaurus (Image: The Royal Mint / PA Wire)

 

The hylaeosaurus coin is the third and final in the Dinosauria Collection, which features three different dinosaurs.

 

Fossils from the three led British anatomist Sir Richard Owen, the founder of the Natural History Museum, to coin the term dinosauria in a paper in 1842.

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