2014 Canadian Dinosaurs: Scutellosaurus - 1 Troy oz. All coins offered in this listing are un-searched!
All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint - We do not sell'second-hand' coins from unreliable and potentially fraudulent/counterfeit sources.Composition - fine silver (99.99% pure). Weight (g) - 31.39 1 troy oz. Certificate serialized (serial numbers will vary).
Face value - 20 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin). Artists - Julius Csotonyi (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). When palaeontologists working in the Bay of Fundy (Nova Scotia) uncovered teeth without a fossilized skeleton, they looked to other regions of the globe to find a match.
Given that all the continents were connected during the Early Jurassic period, it is possible that a species from another continent could have roamed the landmass that is now Nova Scotia. The palaeontologists found their best possible match in Arizona (USA). Scutellosaurus (little shield lizard) was a small, ornithischian (bird-hipped) dinosaur. This coin shows what it may have looked like according to current science - roughly one meter long with an extremely long tail and covered with small pieces of bony armor called scutes. Scutellosaurus teeth were positioned near the edge of its jaws, suggesting that it lacked well-developed cheeks to keep food in its mouth while chewing.
Palaeontologists believe it was an early ancestor of armored dinosaurs like ankylosaurs and stegosaurs. This coin is the second fine silver coin to feature a full, non-skeletal portrait of a dinosaur.Each coin features a finely engraved, life-like representation of this prehistoric creature discovered in Canada. The coin features a proof finish and is beautifully enhanced by selective finishes that highlight the textures of the dinosaurs body. Each scute was individually polished to contrast with the rest of the dinosaurs body! This coin features the dinosaurs latin name, Scutellosaurus , sunk into the coin as if carved into rock. Struck in 99.99% fine silver, this coins mintage is limited to only 8,500 worldwide.
This coin features an interpretation of what the Nova Scotian ornithischian (a small, bird-hipped dinosaur) may have looked like if similar to Scutellosaurus. The scientific accuracy of the depiction was verified by palaeontologists of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.
Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve. Are also available for an additional charge.Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Unsearched All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched. Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint. They "cherry-pick" the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed.
Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We often include proof coin photos with the coin slightly tilted to better depict the mirror bright surfaces. However, tilting the coin may resulting one side being slightly out of focus.Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just stock artwork from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item "Canada 2014 $20 Canadian Dinosaurs Scutellosaurus 1 oz Pure Silver Proof Coin" is in sale since Saturday, December 7, 2013. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in Lewisville, Texas.
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