2021 Canada $20 - Discovering Dinosaurs: Reaper of Death - Royal Canadian Mint
- Country: Canada
- Queen: Elizabeth II (1952-Date)
- Type: Non-Circulating Coin
- Years: 2021
- Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
- Denomination: 20 CAD
- Currency: Canadian Dollar (1858-Date)
- Composition: .9999 Silver
- Diameter: 38mm
- Weight: 31.39g
- Edge: Serrated
- Mintage: 7,500
- Condition: New - Mint Packaging
- Obverse: Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Reverse: Fossilized skull of Thanatotheristes degrootorum, a tyrannosaur species recently discovered in Canada. Beneath the black rhodium plating, the engraved rock texture represents the formation in which the fossil fragments were found
- YOUR DINO COIN FOR 2021! Calling all fossil hunters! Imagine unearthing a new dinosaur species—that's the idea behind this coin design, where the engraved rock formation represents the thrill of discovery.
- RHODIUM PLATING! On your coin's reverse, black rhodium plating represents the hidden or unknown past. This dark design element keeps the focus on the engraved fossils that have helped paleontologists piece together the story of prehistoric Canada.
- SCIENTIFICALLY VERIFIED! The fossil depicted on your coin has been verified for scientific accuracy by the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.
- FOR DINO LOVERS OF ALL AGES! Dinosaurs are a popular theme with collectors and Canadians of all ages. They're also an important part of Canada's natural heritage.
- INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
- NO GST/HST
- Your coin was designed by paleoartist Julius Csotonyi, who was the first to illustrate Thanatotheristes degrootorum.
- At approx. 79.5 million years old, Thanatotheristes degrootorum is one of the oldest known tyrannosaurids – it even pre-dates the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex by 12 million years!
- The imposing meat eater on this coin was identified thanks to fossil fragments found in 2008 by a local farmer and his wife while walking along the Bow River in Alberta. And by comparing the fossils to those of other known tyrannosaurs, experts say the toothy Thanatotheristes would have been about eight metres (26 feet) long!
*Pictures are representative of the coin that you will receive, actual coin may differ slightly, and serial numbers will vary*
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