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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)

$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.

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

Order your coin today!


Fine and Ferocious


The image was superbly rendered and I am pleased to add this coin to my collection.


Carlisle, PA, USA


Details such as eyes are really impressive!


Love looking at details. Eyes are fierce! Sunlight really makes cat features pop out. Under magnifier looks like miniature work of art. Impressed Royal Tyrell paleontologist verified design!

Cool Joe

Edmonton, AB


I would buy it again!


For my collection.


Milton ontario


Beautiful Coin


Adding to my collection of great Canadian Mint coins.


Chattanooga, TN


scimitar sabre - toothed tiger


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.

Stan the man

winnipeg manitoba canada


A Coin that Bites


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.


Brooklyn NY


Exceptional Quality


It goes great with the set of 3 prehistoric creatures


Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada




Animal lover




excellent prehistoric cat


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


Prince George BC


Outstanding coin


Very clean and detailed coin


Millville,New Jersey,USA


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

4.9 15


Will there be a third (or more) coin in this "Prehistoric Animals" series? Thank you.


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



  • 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)

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