SCIMITAR SABRETOOTH CAT Frozen In Ice 1 Oz Silver Coin 20$ Canada 2018

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This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is the second release in the new “Frozen In Ice” series, dedicated to the animals found in Canada during the last Ice Age. In this edition – the Scimitar Sabretooth. The coin presents an insert that replicates the look on a piece of ice and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 5.000 pcs worldwide.

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Country Canada
Year 2018
Face Value 20 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.39
Diameter (mm) 38
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 5.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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Scimitar-Toothed Cat
Homotherium (also known as the scimitar-toothed cat or scimitar cat) is an extinct genus of machairodontine saber-toothed cats, often termed scimitar-toothed cats, that inhabited North America, South America, Eurasia, and Africa during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs (4 mya – 12,000 years ago), existing for approximately 4 million years. It first became extinct in Africa some 1.5 million years ago. In Eurasia it survived until about 30,000 years ago. In South America it is only known from a few remains in the northern region (Venezuela), from the mid-Pleistocene. The most recent European remains of Homotherium date to 28,000 years BP.


The reverse of the coin is designed by Canadian artist Glen Loates and portrays a scimitar sabre-tooth cat in standing atop a rocky outcrop in a vast grassland. The image, reviewed for scientific accuracy by palaeontologists of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, presents a full-body portrait of the Ice Age predator, with its fierce teeth on display as it opens its mouth. A frosted “ice” like dome overlays the portrait. The portion of the portrait under the ice is coloured, while the remainder of the image is struck-only, giving the impression of a colourful window to our land’s ancient past. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “CANADA” – the issuing country. On the right, the inscription: “2018” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin depicts the Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “D . G . Regina” – Dei Gratia Regina, “20 DOLLARS” – the year of issue.