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Mary Anning: Fossil hunter celebrated with Jurassic 50p coins – BBC News

The 19th Century fossil hunter’s achievements were often overlooked during her own lifetime.

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image captionThe 50p coins were designed by paleo-artist Robert Nicholls
The life of 19th Century fossil hunter Mary Anning is being celebrated with a new commemorative 50p coin collection.
Anning discovered Jurassic skeletons in her hometown of Lyme Regis, Dorset, which helped change long-held thinking about prehistoric life.
But her achievements were often overlooked at a time when the scientific world was dominated by men.
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