2018 $250 A Fierce Gaze : Tyrannosaurus Rex - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932090187

RCM Number:
165461
Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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Description

With a massive skull and a jaw full of dagger-like teeth, the carnivorous Tyrannosaurus rex inspires a mixture of awe and fearÑespecially if you were to cross paths with a living one! The towering Òking of the tyrant lizardsÓ has you in its sights on the reverse of this fine silver coin, where a coloured enamel eye adds extra intensity to one of Prehistoric CanadaÕs fiercest gaze.

The reverse design by Julius Csotonyi offers the viewer a rare close encounter with one of the most fearsome predators of the Late Cretaceous Period, some 68-66 million years ago. This depiction of Tyrannosaurus rex is based on current scientific knowledge, and has been reviewed for accuracy by palaeontologists of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta. The three-quarter view allows for the careful study of T. rexÕs famous facial features, including the serrated teeth that line its powerful, bone-crunching jaw; but a closer examination reveals an astounding depth to every engraved detailÑespecially the meticulously sculpted scales that give the skin a reptile-like texture. The viewerÕs gaze is easily drawn towards the coloured enamel eye, whose brown-hued iris and round pupil add a splash of life-like colour and intimidating intensity to this ancient carnivoreÕs chilling stare. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Tyrannosaurus rex has its gaze fixed on you on this prehistoric-themed kilo coin featuring a coloured enamel eye, which adds a touch of realistic intensity.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 250 Dollars
Year: 2018

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 102.1 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 1006 grams
Bullion Weight: 32.293 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Three- Quarter view of the Tyrannosaurus Rex
Artist: Julius Csotonyi
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 400
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,Prehistoric, Wildlife


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