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2015 $20 Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus Fine Silver (No Tax)

2015 $20 Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus Fine Silver (No Tax)

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2015 Canada $20 Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus Fine Silver (No Tax)

Albertosaurus sarcophagus resided in what is now western Canada during the Late Cretaceous, between 72 and 68 million years ago. Resembling a slender, long-limbed Tyrannosaurus rex (a closely related species that emerged several million years later), Albertosaurus sarcophagus bore a large head, sharp teeth, long tail, and tiny two-toed forelimbs.

The reverse image by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi features an interpretation of how Albertosaurus sarcophagus may have looked. Presented from the left side in three-quarter profile, this full-body portrait showcases the ancient carnivore's most fascinating traits. The beast's large head is topped with ridge-like horns above its small side-placed eyes. The massive mouth is wide open, presenting the dinosaur's generous rows of sharp, jagged teeth and widely hinged jaw. A short but muscular S-curved neck leads to a thick body with reduced forelimbs bearing two clawed digits and long, powerful hind legs standing on large three-toed feet. In the background, a long tail counterbalances the large head. In this depiction, Albertosaurus sarcophagus is portrayed with filamentous feathers or proto-feathers running along the back of the animal and lining the back of each forelimb. The rest of its scaly body surface is densely pebbled-an element skillfully portrayed in exceptional detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers. The scientific accuracy of this depiction has been verified by palaeontologists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

Specifications:
Item Number: 130634
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Mintage: 8,500
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value; $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- The fourth and final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's Canadian Dinosaur series features the fearsome Albertosaurus sarcophagus.
- This intricately scaled design has been enhanced with multiple finishes, giving a lifelike appearance to the dinosaur.
- The scientific accuracy of the Albertosaurus sarcophagus depiction has been verified by palaeontologists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.
- Perfect for science lovers and those who enjoy dinosaurs, prehistoric life, and Canadian history.

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with black beauty box.
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