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TYRANNOSAURUS REX Meteorite Dinosaurs Silver Coin 20 Dollars Canada 2016


This beautiful Silver coin features the Tyrannosaurus Rex, one of the greatest predators that ever lived and one of the biggest meat eaters. The coin has a gorgeous coloration of fireballs and a real piece of Meteorite insert. The coin is an amazing gift for dinosaur lovers young and old and a beautiful addition to any collection. Mintage limited to 1.000 pieces worldwide.

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Tyrannosaurus Rex
T-Rex's head was about 5 feet long. Its skull had holes in it which made it lighter and easier to carry around. T-Rex was one of the best known dinosaurs, but it didn't live all that long. T-Rex came along just before the dinosaurs became extinct. You often see T-Rex pictures with his tail stretched out behind him. He did this for balance. T-Rex had a very good sense of smell. When T-Rex ran, he could go 20 miles per hour and could cover 15 feet in one step!
Like other tyrannosaurids, Tyrannosaurus was a bipedal carnivore with a massive skull balanced by a long, heavy tail. Relative to its large and powerful hind limbs, Tyrannosaurus fore limbs were short but unusually powerful for their size and had two clawed digits. The most complete specimen measures up to 12.3 m (40 ft) in length, up to 4 meters (13 ft) tall at the hips, and up to 6.8 metric tons (7.5 short tons) in weight. Although other theropods rivaled or exceeded Tyrannosaurus rex in size, it is still among the largest known land predators and is estimated to have exerted the largest bite force among all terrestrial animals. By far the largest carnivore in its environment, Tyrannosaurus rex was most likely an apex predator, preying upon hadrosaurs, ceratopsians, and possibly sauropods. Some experts, however, have suggested the dinosaur was primarily a scavenger. The question of whether Tyrannosaurus was an apex predator or a pure scavenger was among the longest ongoing debates in paleontology. It is accepted now that Tyrannosaurus rex acted as a predator, and scavenged as modern mammalian and avian predators do.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2016
  • Face Value20 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)7.96
  • Diameter (mm)27
  • QualitySpecimen
  • Mintage (pcs)1.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

This 20 dollar coin is 99.99% pure silver with a nominal metal weight of 7.96 grams and a diameter of 27 millimetres. The reverse design by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi features a Tyrannosaurus rex running toward the viewer. Its head and body aimed straight ahead, the T-rex turns its head slightly to the right side of the coin face, opening its mouth wide to reveal deadly teeth. Its right eye focuses squarely on its target. The image provides a unique vantage point that still showcases the characteristic horizontal gait of the two-legged predator. All the background of the coin is colored, many fireballs are falling from the sky. On the right side, a real piece of Meteorite is on the reverse surface. On the bottom of the coin, the inscriptions: “Fine Silver 9999 Argent Pur” – the weight and the fineness of Silver and “20 Dollars” – the face value. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and "Canada" - the issue country.