2016 $10 Day of the Dinosaurs: Terror of the Sky - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932075429

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Country: Canada
Year: 2016

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The prehistoric creatures that roamed the land before us inspire a mix of awe, curiosity and even fear. This three-coin series captures some of their fiercest and most wondrous attributesÑbeginning with the intimidating Quetzalcoatlus, which was the largest known creature to ever possess flying abilities.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Dino Pulera features an intricately engraved rendition of how a Quetzalcoatlus likely appeared, and was reviewed for scientific accuracy by palaeontologist at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. The use of selective colour brings this long-gone species to life in incredible detail; soaring with only an occasional flap of its enormous wings, the terrifyingly large reptile keeps one wing bent towards the viewer while the left wing is outstretched. Its long, pointed beak is open wide, releasing a cry into the wind as it prepares to swoop down to find prey. The coinÕs own silver surface recreates radiant rays of bright sunlight peeking through the clouds above the distant mountains, which convey how high the plane-sized creature would soar above the conifer forest below.

An artistic way to learn more about the species whose fossils connect us with a distant past, and the way CanadaÕs landscape has evolved over millions of years.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 10 Dollars
Year: 2016

Diameter: 34mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Bullion Weight: 0.510 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Quetzalcoatlus
Artist: Dino Pulera
Finish: Proof
Series: Day of the Dinosaurs
Quantity Produced: 10000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Prehistoric

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