1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7,500 (2015)

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7,500 (2015)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7,500 (2015)

$89.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
Canada and US only

Previous coin in series sold out, order yours today!

The scimitar cat (Homotherium serum) is arguably one of the most awe-inspiring animals of the
Ice Age. Famous for its knife-like fangs, the scimitar cat's teeth were shorter than those of the better known sabre-tooth cat, Smilodon fatalis, but were equally lethal: its sabres were coarsely serrated, just like a steak knife, making them perfectly suited for slicing through the soft flesh of its prey.

This fierce feline was a master at pursuing prey, which consisted of ungulates including horses and camels. The scimitar cat would charge from behind a bush or tall grasses with blinding swiftness, bowl over its intended prey and slash the throat with its lethal canines. Then, once the uproar subsided, the cat dragged its latest meal to its den.

It was roughly the size of a lion, but with a lighter body that gave it more running flexibility than its
Ice Age cousins, other sabre-tooth cats and the American lion. It had a short tail like a lynx, and long, powerful forelimbs but slightly shorter hind legs that gave it a hyena-like stance.

This fascinating cat ranged from Beringia, a prehistoric grassland region from Siberia to Alaska too dry for glaciers, all the way to southern North America by way of the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Alberta. Having gone extinct sometime between 13,000 and 11,000 years ago, the scimitar cat's demise was likely linked to that of the large Ice Age herbivores.

The first coin in this series—the Wooly Mammoth—sold out. Order your Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat before it's too late!

Special features:
•    To ensure a high degree of scientific accuracy, the design was verified by palaeontologists of the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta.
•    Stunningly luxurious with the flawless mirrored background of a proof finish.
•    Beautifully crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a limited mintage of only 7,500 coins
worldwide—highly collectible!
•    Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi has crafted a heart-stopping portrait of a roaring scimitar cat, with its mouth open wide as it bares its lethal teeth and scimitars. The details are exquisite: luxurious fur, piercing eyes, razor-sharp teeth and a roughly textured tongue are all beautifully rendered with finely detailed engraving.

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

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7500 (2015)
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Unique (10)
  • Great quality (9)
  • One of A kind (9)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Good value (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (8)
  • Gift for child (5)
  • Special occasion (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (9), Budget shopper (4)
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5.0

scimitar sabre - toothed tiger

By Stan the man

from winnipeg manitoba canada

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Could Not Find Any Thing

Best Uses

  • Gift For Adult
  • Gift For Child
  • Holiday Gift

Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

Love the different dinosaur coin series that come out. Is there thought of putting out a case for the silver dollars like there is for the 20 for 20 coins.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

A Coin that Bites

By Articfox

from Brooklyn NY

About Me Bargain Hunter, Collector, Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Craftmanship
  • Great Quality
  • Low Mintage
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Difficult To Personalize
  • Expensive
  • Not Enough Color

Best Uses

  • Colllector
  • Gift For Adult
  • Gift For Child

Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

This Coin jumped out at me, even though the graphics are large, still on the expensive side. Missed the 1st coin of this series, however coin is worth owning due to low mintage. Wish they added some color to it make it standout more. Overall as a collector a must have especially if your into dinosaur era.

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  • No
 
5.0

Exceptional Quality

By ddtop

from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

      It goes great with the set of 3 prehistoric creatures

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Fierce!

      By PJ

      from Florida

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      Pros

      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Special Occasion

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

      Animal lover

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      excellent prehistoric cat

      By mesilinka

      from Prince George BC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Gift For Child
        • Special Occasion

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

        Great addition to a collection of prehistoric animal coins.
        Very defined details

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Outstanding coin

        By Buddy

        from Millville,New Jersey,USA

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        Pros

        • Great Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

          Very clean and detailed coin

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          This coin is right up my alley

          By CB

          from Windsor, Ontario

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Gift For Child

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

            A great addition to my collection.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Sabre tooth Cat

            By JSS

            from Toronto,Ontario

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult
              • Special Occasion
              • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

              Beautiful, creative ,inspiring coins

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Would buy this again

              By Bear

              from Kansas

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Great Quality

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Special Occasion

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

              Unique product

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Beautiful design

              By Ade the collector

              from Ont.

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Gift For Child

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Prehistoric Animals: American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat - Mintage: 7500 (2015):

                The design of this coin rates right up there as one of the best i have seen in quite some time . Well Done

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                • No

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                  Will there be a third (or more) coin in this "Prehistoric Animals" series? Thank you.
                  Asked on 5/31/2016 by Aberdeen from Toronto, ON

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                    Hi Aberdeen - we don't announce new coins ahead of time. Please sign up for our newletter to find out about our latest releases.

                    Answered on 6/6/2016 by Anonymous
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                Specifications

                • No.144428
                • Mintage7,500
                • Composition99.99% pure silver
                • Finishproof
                • Weight (g) 31.39
                • Diameter (mm) 38
                • Edgeserrated
                • Certificateserialized
                • Face value20 dollars
                • ArtistJulius Csotonyi (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)