1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Dinosaurs: <em>Albertosaurus </em>- Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

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$89.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
Canada and US only

Resembles a T-Rex, perfect for someone you know who loves dinosaurs! Last coin in series!

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.

Dinosaurs continue to thrill and amaze, especially any dinosaur resembling the mighty T-Rex. Order yours today before they're all gone!

Special features:
•   Your coin features the dinosaur's latin name, Albertosaurus sarcophagus, sunk into the coin as if carved into rock.
•   The fourth and final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's Canadian Dinosaur series features the fearsome Albertosaurus sarcophagus as it charges towards you!
•   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 paleontologists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.
•   Perfect for science lovers and those who enjoy dinosaurs, prehistoric life, and Canadian history.
•   Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, your coin is also GST/HST exempt.
•   Mintage is limited to 8,500 worldwide.

Coin design:
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.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8500 (2015)
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (15)
  • Great quality (12)
  • Good value (9)
  • One of A kind (8)
  • Unique (8)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Gift for child (14)
  • Holiday gift (5)
  • Gift (4)
  • Special occasion (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (14), Budget shopper (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (12), No (8)

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5.0

Great for the child interested in dinosaurs

By Allan

from Calgary

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Child

    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

    I have two grandsons who are "dinosaur fanatics". This was an affordable gift which played to their interests AND was not a video game.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    grandson treasure

    By debi

    from coaldale

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Child

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

      birthday collection

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Resembles a T-Rex

      By Lambert the Collector

      from Winnipeg, MB

      Pros

      • One Of A Kind

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Collection

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

        A perfect item for my collections.....

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Albertosaurs

        By Don

        from South San Gabriel, CA, USA

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

            I thought that the Albertosarus was cool. It wasn't a cute birdy, although it was related to them; it just stood out from the rest.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            GRANDSON LOVES DINOSAURS

            By JUPITER8

            from PEEKSKILL, NY

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Child

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

            I am keeping my coins for my grandson future, he is only 4.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Albertosaurus 2015 Coin

            By halethia

            from Calgary, AB

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                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                This was an exciting gift for our little dinosaur lover! She will cherish it for years to come!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                A Dino product worth every penny and....

                By Goldwing

                from Angus Ontario Canada

                About Me Quality Driven

                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Difficult To Personalize

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Child

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                My Grandson adores Dinasoars

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                A good gift for a dinosaur fan

                By B DSouza

                from Mississauga, ON

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Great Quality
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Child

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                I bought this for my nephew as he is a total dinosaur fan. He loved it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Beuatiful detail

                By dbellavia

                from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value
                • Great Quality

                Cons

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                  • Gift For Child

                  Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                  This is a beautiful coin with amazing detail. It is good value for the money and a must have for any dinosaur lover.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  4.0

                  Lovely Engraving!

                  By Nadine

                  from Sioux City, Iowa

                  About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Holiday Gift

                  Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Dinosaurs: Albertosaurus – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                  This is a gift for my husband. Price was a bit high for an ounce of silver, but now his collection will be complete for this series. The design is fantastic and executed perfectly. It really is a beautiful and well rendered coin.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  Specifications

                  • No.130634
                  • Mintage8,500
                  • Composition99.99% pure silver
                  • Finishproof
                  • Weight (g) 31.39
                  • Diameter (mm) 38
                  • Edgeserrated
                  • Certificateserialized
                  • Face value20 dollars
                  • ArtistJulius Csotonyi (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)