Buy 2018 Silver Coin - Ancient Canada: Gorgosaurus .9999
Dinosaurs at Kitco! The 1 oz 2018 Silver Gorgosaurus Coin is a wonderfully unique silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint. Designed with the help of Canadian paleontologists, the precision engraving on the Gorgosaurus silver coin mimics the timeworn look and feel of real dinosaur fossils embedded in sandstone.
Dinosaur lovers will appreciate the realistic appearance of the juvenile Gorgosaurus libratus skeleton on the reverse of this coin. In a classic death pose, with legs folded and neck bent, this dinosaur still displays a large set of sharp teeth, a reminder that Gorgosaurus is in the same family as the famous Tyrannosaurus rex. Gorgosaurus lived about 70 million years ago, and skeletons have been found in Southern Alberta, Canada and in parts of Montana. Known as the “fierce lizard”, Gorgosaurus adults were about 26 feet long (8 meters) and stood 9 feet high (3 meters). It is thought that this dinosaur lived and hunted in packs, running faster than the larger Tyrannosaurus rex, by some estimates up to 28 mph (45 kmph)!
This antiqued silver dinosaur coin is rimless, minted using an old technique in which the fine silver "spills" out and forms an irregular shape, almost like an ancient Roman coin. The antique finish on this silver coin is sealed in lacquer, which serves to minimize the appearance of fingerprints if the coin is handled. The obverse side features Queen Elizabeth, the coin’s $20 face value, and the 2018 year of mintage.
A wonderful gift for a dinosaur lover, the 2018 Silver Coin - Ancient Canada: Gorgosaurus .9999 would be perfect as a unique Christmas present, or a surprisingly valuable gift for a grandchild’s birthday. For the kid who loves everything “dinosaur”, why not give a present you know they’ll keep and appreciate for many years. Even adults will love this 1 oz silver coin, for its enduring value and the beauty of pure silver. With a low mintage of only 5,500 coins worldwide, this limited edition 1 oz silver bullion coin is sure to be highly collectible.
The Royal Canadian Mint’s 1 oz silver Gorgosaurus coin has an irregular shape, due to the old techniques used in minting. This means it will not fit in a typical plastic coin capsule. Instead, this silver coin comes in a terrific ready-to-display floating frame. Measuring 3.1 x 3.1 x 1.3 inches (80 mm x 80 mm x 34 mm), the floating frame is ready to display, so you can immediately show off your Gorgosaurus 1 oz silver coin.
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About the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)
The Royal Canadian Mint is responsible for of Canada's circulation coins. Canada's first domestically produced coin was released by the RCM in 1908. Since that time, the Royal Canadian Mint has acquired a global reputation for minting excellence in silver bullion coins, gold bullion bars, and more. A Canadian crown corporation, the Royal Canadian Mint is known for its technical capabilities. For example, the RCM frequently creates new milestones in bullion coin design and quality, such as achieving 99.999% purity in gold. As well, it recently developed the breakthrough MintShield TM technology, which effectively reduces or eliminates the common problem of ‘milk’ spots on silver maple coins.
Why buy 2018 1 oz Silver Coin .999 - Ancient Canada: Gorgosaurus from Kitco?
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