Albertosaurus - Lenticular Coin (2010)
Presented in a full-colour folder with six trading cards.
Click “WATCH VIDEO” to see this coin's special motion effects
A carnivore captured in time. The second issue of the Dinosaur Exhibit Series. The Royal Canadian Mint teams up with Canada’s museums to create this new series of must-have dinosaur coins, each inspired by a different exhibit.
Albertosaurus was first discovered by Joseph B. Tyrrell in the 1880’s; a momentous find that sparked an era of research and discovery that would establish Alberta as one of the richest deposits of Late Cretaceous fossils on earth.
The top predator of its time, Albertosaurus is the most common of the large carnivorous dinosaur fossils found in the region. It’s the perfect host dinosaur to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Royal Tyrrell Museum—Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology.
This coin features a captivating motion effect by combining vibrant colour and the Mint’s leading-edge lenticular technology. Its unusual brass-plated composition and distinctive specimen finish elevate its status as a collectible keepsake.
Albertosaurus poised in front of the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum—an image that gives way to an awesome close-up of its ferocious teeth when the coin is tilted.