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Canada 2016 Day of the Dinosaurs #2 - Styracosaurus Spiked Lizard - Horned Dinosaur $10 Pure Silver Proof with Color

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Get this low-mintage, meticulously detailed and engraved pure silver proof that depicts in full color the dinosaur Styracosaurus, the elaborately armored "Spiked Lizard", with an array of horns and other defenses!
 
The Complete 3-Coin Collection of all THREE different Day of the Dinosaur Pure Silver Proofs in the 3-Coin Custom Presentation Case may be available - click here to see if it is!
 
Get this second in a thrilling new series that captures all the wonder and ferocity of life millions of years ago. The prehistoric creatures that roamed North America before us inspire a mix of awe, curiosity and even fear. This three-coin series of pure silver proofs captures some of the fiercest and most wondrous attributes of these dinosaurs!

The second in the series is the intimidating Styracosaurus, the elaborately armored "Spiked Lizard", with an array of horns and other defenses! The following dangerous dinosaurs are planned:

    1)  Quetzalcoatlus - Terror of the Sky
    2)  Styracosaurus - Spiked Lizard
    3)  Edmontonia - Armored Tank
 
    + Day of the Dinosaur Complete 3-Coin Collection!

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The huge, extinct, land dinosaur Styracosaurus, found on the new, Canadian $10 Pure Silver Proof Coin with Color! The name means Spiked Lizard!A Stunning, Original Work of Art!
The design by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi features an intricately engraved rendition of Styracosaurus albertensis. Bold color helps bring this prehistoric species to life in extraordinary detail, while the artistic use of perspective creates the impression that Styracosaurus is stampeding towards the viewer! The three-quarter profile provides a detailed view of its rhinoceros-like appearance, from the stout body to its four short legs. Its toothless beak is open, as though this herbivore is emitting sound. But the eye naturally wanders towards Styracosaurus’s most famous features: its spiky horns and neck frill. The positioning of the dinosaur allows for a close inspection of its single nose horn that gives this herbivore an intimidating appearance. Glancing towards the bony frill, the uppermost pair of horns rise up, while the lower horns are pointed to the side. Even the pointed jugal horn on its cheek is visible. Surrounding this ceratopsian dinosaur is the lush, semi-tropical vegetation that dominated North America during the Late Cretaceous period, all rendered through finely detailed engraving. The scientific accuracy of this depiction has been verified by palaeontologists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

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Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This one half troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse

Dinosaur In-Box The design by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi features an intricately engraved rendition of Styracosaurus albertensis, and was reviewed for scientific accuracy by palaeontologists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. The date of issue and denomination are both indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value 10 Dollars
Weight 15.879 g
Diameter 34 mm
Mintage Limit       10,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Julius Csotonyi
Certificate Individually Numbered

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