1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin - Day of the Dinosaurs: The Spiked Lizard - Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Day of the Dinosaurs: The Spiked Lizard – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Day of the Dinosaurs: The Spiked Lizard – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

$44.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
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This imposing rhino-like dinosaur lived in Alberta roughly 75 million years ago. With 6 horns and a prominent neck frill, it's hard to believe it was a herbivore, feasting on the lush vegetation that grew in the subtropical forests of the time. The first Styracosaurus fossils were found in 1913 in modern-day Dinosaur Provincial Park, and the discovery of hundreds of fossils in the same bone bed has led palaeontologists to believe this "spiked lizard" lived in large herds that were wiped out by coastal floods.

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Special features:
  • Second in the thrilling series that captures all the wonder and ferocity of life millions of years ago, in prehistoric Canada.
  • Selective colour and engraving bring this dinosaur species to life, all in incredible detail.
  • A scientifically accurate depiction of a formidable herbivore in the sub-tropical environment of its era, in what is present-day Alberta!
  • A unique way to learn more about the species whose fossils connect us with a distant past, and the way Canada's landscape has evolved over millions of years.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER!
  • VERIFIED BY PALAEONTOLOGISTS! This depiction of Styracosaurus has been verified by paleontologists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi, your coin features a detailed depiction of Styracosaurus albertensis, and was reviewed for scientific accuracy by palaeontologists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. Bold selective colour helps bring this prehistoric species to life in extraordinary detail, while the unique perspective creates the impression that Styracosaurus is stampeding towards the viewer. The three-quarter profile provides a detailed view of its rhinoceros-like appearance, from the stout body to its four short legs. Its toothless beak is open, as though this herbivore is emitting sound. But the eye naturally wanders towards Styracosaurus's most famous features of all: its horns and neck frill. The positioning of the dinosaur allows for a close view of the single nasal horn that gives this herbivore an intimidating appearance. Glancing towards the bony frill, the uppermost pair of horns rise up, while the lower horns are pointed to the side; even the pointed jugal horn on its cheek is visible. Surrounding this ceratopsian dinosaur is the lush, semi-tropical vegetation that dominated Alberta during the Late Cretaceous period, all rendered through finely detailed engraving.


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

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  • No.153615
  • Mintage10,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value10 dollars
  • ArtistJulius Csotonyi (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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