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Canada 2017 Ancient Canada #1 - Ornithomimus Dinosaur Splash Struck Rimless Collarless $20 Pure Silver Antique Finish L03

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First in a new dinosaur series - Ancient Canada! And a Royal Canadian Mint first - its first-ever splash-struck (collarless) coin! Cutting-edge technology and antique finishing techniques add a smooth appearance to the engraved fossils of the feathered dinosaur Ornithomimus on this incomparable, revolutionary and low mintage pure silver proof!

The new series Ancient Canada represents a first for the Royal Canadian Mint - the very first splash struck coins it has ever minted! Millions of years ago, the Canadian landscape was teeming with prehistoric species whose remains lie in the rocks that bridge our era with theirs. This is Ancient Canada! Through unique striking techniques and an antique finish, this splash-struck coin takes a closer look at life before us through its depiction of the fossilized remains of Ornithomimus, as it was found in rocks of the Alberta badlands.

Ornithomimus fossils, like the one depicted on this splash-struck coin, changed the way we think about feathered dinosaurs. By studying three specimens found in the Badlands of Alberta, paleontologists concluded that Ornithomimus was covered in down-like feathers that, as the dinosaur matured, developed into long feathers on its arms to form primitive wings. This suggests wings appeared much earlier in the evolutionary time line - and were first used for display rather than flight!

A fun and unique dinosaur fossil pure silver coin with antique finish that comes beautifully packaged in a free-standing display frame, ideal for work or home! Get yours today!

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Canada 2017 Ancient Canada #1 - Ornithomimus Dinosaur Splash Struck Rimless $20 Pure Silver Antique FinishAncient and Modern Minting Technologies Combined!
The design is based on fossil specimen TMP 1995.110.1 curated at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta. The rimless coin’s irregular edge contour is the product of an ancient coin-making technique that allows the fine silver to “spill” out when the planchet is struck between the obverse and reverse dies - there is no collar (the third die). This produces an irregular shape called a broadstrike. This is how ancient and medieval hammered coinage was produced, so this coin is reminiscent of an ancient Roman coin.

In contrast to this millenia-old collarless minting technique, cutting-edge technology and finishing techniques add a smooth appearance to the engraved fossils of the feathered dinosaur Ornithomimus, which shines bright in comparison to the textured appearance of the “sandstone” encasing the fossil bones. The entire design has an unmistakably ancient look and feel, thanks to a patina finish that gives the coin its aged look, coupled with the prehistoric-looking font used on both the obverse and reverse.

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Special Features

Ornithomimus Dinosaur in package Extremely Low Mintage! Only 5,500 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and get yours today, before they're all gone!
 Manufactured Just Like An Ancient Roman or Greek Coin! Using an old coin-making technique, the coins do not have a rim. Rather, the 99.99% pure silver was allowed to spill beyond a traditional round shape to give your coins a slightly irregular shape—just like ancient Roman coins!
 Truly Unique! Due to its irregular shape, each coin will vary in shape - they may be larger and flatter, but will always have a minimum diameter of 38 mm! No two coins will be the same, which makes each coin truly unique!
 Attention to Scientific Accuracy! Verified by Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, the design use precision engraving to recreate the fossil remains and the textured appearance of the encasing sandstone - much like the rock in which the original dinosaur was found!
 Antique Finish Individually Hand-Applied! To enhance the detailed engraving of the fossil and its sandstone-like surroundings, a stunning patina finish has been painstakingly applied to each coin by hand. This gives them an antiqued appearance that reflects the series’ historical theme!
Ornithomimus Dinosaur in Display Frame Sealed in Lacquer! Both sides of your coin’s antique finish are sealed in lacquer, which should minimize the appearance of fingerprints if the coin is accidentally removed from its frame.
 No Plastic Capsules for a Visually Tactile Experience! Since the coin’s irregular shape does not fit in a typical plastic capsule, each is instead packaged individually in a ready-to-display floating frame! Measuring 80 mm x 80 mm x 34 mm, this framed presentation makes for one-of-a-kind surface display or wall art and a sure conversation piece - it will seem like the fossil is embedded in your wall!
 Prehistoric Looking Font! A fun font with a prehistoric appearance was used on both sides of each coin, to lend an overall aged appearance!
 Individually Numbered Certificate Included! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate of authenticity is given a unique number.
 Significant Precious Metal Content - Each coin is struck in one full troy ounce of .9999 fine silver!

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Investment Notes
Ornithomimus Dinosaur Coin ReverseSplash-struck with no collar (the third die) - a Mint first! Extremely beautiful antique finish, and extremely popular dinosaur theme. And the mintage limit of 5,500 is just too low. A quick sell out is expected.

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Technology Note - Purity
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
The design is based on fossil specimen TMP 1995.110.1 of an Ornithomimus skeleton, curated at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta. The legend ORNITHOMIMIUS indicates the name of the dinosaur.

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Ornithomimus Dinosaur in package Reverse
A cameo proof portrait of 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. The date and denomination are indicated.

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Packaging
Since the coin’s irregular shape won’t fit within a typical capsule, the coin is housed in a ready-to-display floating frame! Measuring 80 mm x 80 mm x 34 mm, this framed presentation makes for a one-of-a-kind freestanding art display or even wall art - and a certain conversation starter! The coin is not encapsulated, but rather is sealed in lacquer, which should minimize the appearance of fingerprints if the coin is accidentally removed from its frame. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter Minimum 38 mm
Mintage Limit      5,500
   
Finish Antique
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Fossil Specimen TMP 1995.110.1
from the Royal Tyrrell Museum
Certificate Individually Numbered

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