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2021 Canada $20 Discovering Dinosaurs: Reaper of Death Fine Silver Coin (No Tax)

2021 $20 Discovering Dinosaurs: Reaper of Death Fine Silver Coin
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2021 Canada $20 Discovering Dinosaurs: Reaper of Death Fine Silver Coin (No Tax)

Discovered in 2020, the Thanatotheristes degrootorum is the first new tyrannosaur species discovered in Canada in over 50 years. This “Reaper of Death” was identified due to fossil fragments found in Alberta along the Bow River. Its toothy skull is depicted on the reverse of the Royal Canadian Mint's Discovering Dinosaurs coin, where black rhodium plating highlights a fossil find that shed new light on our prehistoric past.

Designed by Canadian paleoartist Julius Csotonyi, the reverse features the fossilized skull of Thanatotheristes degrootorum, a tyrannosaur species recently discovered within Canadian soil. Beneath the black rhodium plating, the engraved rock texture represents the formation in which the fossil fragments were found. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Item Number: 179634
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Mintage: 7,500
Weight: 31.39 g
Diameter: 38 mm
Face Value: $20
Finish: Matte Proof with black rhodium plating
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Julius Csotonyi

Special Features:
• Your Dino Coin for 2021. Calling all fossil hunters! Imagine unearthing a new dinosaur species — that’s the idea behind this coin design, where the engraved rock formation represents the thrill of discovery.
• Rhodium Plating. On your coin’s reverse, black rhodium plating represents the hidden or unknown past. This dark design element keeps the focus on the engraved fossils that have helped paleontologists piece together the story of prehistoric Canada.
• Scientifically verified. The fossil depicted on your coin has been verified for scientific accuracy by the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.
• For Dino lovers of all ages. Dinosaurs are a popular theme with collectors and Canadians of all ages. They’re also an important part of Canada’s natural heritage.

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