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2014 $20 Dinosaurs of Canada: Scutellosaurus Fine Silver (No Tax)

2014 $20 Dinosaurs of Canada: Scutellosaurus Fine Silver (No Tax)
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2014 $20 Dinosaurs of Canada: Scutellosaurus Fine Silver (No Tax)

The second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting new series featuring portraits of prehistoric animals discovered in Canada!

The reverse image 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.

Viewed from its left side, Scutellosaurus shows rows of hundreds of armoured "scutes" that cover the entire upper portion of its body, from the back of its head to the tip of its exceptionally long tail. Its narrow head turns toward the centre of the image, facing the viewer with its right eye.

Its short but muscular forelimbs suggest that it was only bipedal part of the time, at other times resting or walking on all fours. Long, lithe hind limbs end in large three-toed claws while its long narrow tail-possibly used as a counterweight to its heavily armoured body as well as a counterbalance for feeding and moving on its hind feet-curls out into the background in a graceful curve. The scientific name, "SCUTELLOSAURUS," is, uniquely, sunk into the coin.

Item Number: 127200
Face Value: 20 dollars
Mintage: 8,500
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- Only the second pure silver Royal Canadian Mint coin to feature a full, non-skeletal portrait of a dinosaur.
- Second in a series of silver coins featuring finely engraved, lifelike representations of prehistoric animals and dinosaurs discovered in Canada.
- A limited mintage of 8,500 coins and highly popular subject matter, combined with exceptional engraving and design, mean that this coin is sure to be a favourite among collectors and gift-givers alike.
- This coin features a proof finish and is beautifully enhanced by select finishes that highlight the textures of the dinosaurs body.
- The brilliantly polished Latin name is sunk into the coin, as if carved into rock.

Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.

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