The Mary Anning Collection continues with the third and final coin celebrating the astonishing discoveries of one of Britain’s greatest fossil hunters. Taking its place alongside Temnodontosaurus and Plesiosaurus, it features the winged reptile Dimorphodon.
Dimorphodon was a genus of medium-sized pterosaur from the early Jurassic Period. 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. The new 50p coin features Dimorphodon, the first winged reptile found and identified in Britain.