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Canada 2018 Tyrannosaurus Rex Carnivorous Dinosaur - A Fierce Gaze $250 1 Kilogram Pure Silver Proof Kilo with Black and Gold Color Enamel Eye GX L05 - MINTAGE JUST 400

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Stare into the reflective eye of T-Rex, the powerful predator of Jurassic Park fame, on this stunningly dramatic, TRULY HUGE pure silver kilogram, featuring black and gold enamel eyes! Truly rare, too - MINTAGE ONLY 400!

Investment Opportunity!With a massive skull and a jaw full of dagger-like teeth, the carnivorous dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex inspires a mixture of awe and fear — especially if you were to cross paths with a living one! The towering “king of the tyrant lizards” has you in its sights on this huge, pure silver coin, where a vibrantly colored enamel eye adds extra intensity to prehistoric North America's fiercest gaze.

Design, engraving and translucent enamel intersect to stunning effect in this haunting portrait by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi. The dinosaur's reptilian scales are engraved in the finest detail, while the fearsome beast's intense stare is enhanced by black and gold enamel.

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A reconstructed Tyrannosaurus rex head - fearsome still after 65 million years!Imagine the thrill of unearthing the teeth of a prehistoric creature - a monstrous, dragon-like beast, the likes of which the world had never before seen! This was the scene near Golden, Colorado in 1874, when the first tyrannosaur teeth, nearly a foot long, were discovered by a prospector named A. Lakes. T. rex would turn out to possess the largest teeth of all the carnivorous dinosaurs.

These teeth are one of the reasons that the famous species Tyrannosaurus rex (commonly abbreviated to T. rex; tyrannosaurus means "tyrant lizard" and rex means "king" in Latin) has become a fixture in popular culture around the world. It lived throughout what is now western North America, with a much wider range than other tyrannosaurids. Fossils of T. rex are found in a variety of rock formations dating to the last three million years of the Cretaceous Period, approximately 68 to 65 million years ago. It was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist prior to the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction event, and as such can be viewed as the culmination of carnivorous dinosaur evolution.

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A reconstruction of the immense carnivorous predator dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex.Tyrannosaurus rex was not a small beast. The mighty tyrant lizard could measure over 42 feet (13 meters) from head to tail, and might have weighed well over 7 tons. It had a gaping three foot (one meter) bite with the aforementioned huge teeth that could rip off hundreds of pounds of flesh at a time.

 These horrific meat-eaters lived in the Late Cretaceous Period, at the very end of the age of dinosaurs, from about 68 million to 65 million years ago. Like all other dinosaurs, they went extinct about 65.5 million years ago in the great Cretaceous-Tertiary (or K-T) extinction event, in which an asteroid up to several miles in diameter collided with Earth near the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, releasing as much energy as the detonation of several million atomic bombs and creating a nuclear winter scenario.

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A reconstructed Tyrannosaurus rex skull and skeleton loom over the view - fearsome still after 65 million years!Canada is a hotbed of fossil finds and many Canadian palaeontologists are at the forefront of new research that is changing the way we view ancient life. The depiction on your coin features the archetypal dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex as it likely appeared in its time (68-66 million years ago); but it too has been the catalyst of new discoveries, and the subject of much debate. Did it have a coat of proto-feathers? Was it a fast-moving hunter? How strong was its sense of smell? Did it move as a pack? Was it a scavenger or a predator, and could it have resorted to cannibalism? These are the questions that reflect the ever-changing nature of palaeontology, as new clues are continuously unlocked with each discovery of these fossilized fragments of history!

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Outstanding Artistry of Design!
The 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. rex’s 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 detail—especially the meticulously sculpted scales that give the skin a reptile-like texture. The viewer’s gaze is easily drawn towards the colored enamel eye, whose brown-hued iris and round pupil add a splash of life-like color and intimidating intensity to this ancient carnivore’s chilling stare.

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Investment Note
 Considering this Proof Silver Kilo as an investment? It's kind of hard to go wrong:

    • Ultra-low mintage - only 400 - among the lowest ever for a Royal Canadian Mint silver kilogram coin!
    • All dinosaur coin collectors and all kilo collectors need this coin!
    • Tremendous size - 1000 grams (1 kilogram)!
    • Tremendous design, highlighted by vibrant, colorful enamel!
    • The meticulous detailing and incredible design one expects from the artistic engravers at the Royal Canadian Mint!
    • Struck in high, medallic relief, with tremendous depth of field for a dramatic and powerful portrait!

From a numismatic point of view - this fearsome dino will be the centerpiece of your collection!

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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 kilogram silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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The 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. There are no legends on the obverse to detract from the power and the beauty of the dramatic design.

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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"), the date of issue and the denomination also appear.

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The coin is encapsulated and presented inside a solid maple wood casket or coffer, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
Face Value 250 Dollars
Weight 1006.00 g
Diameter 102.10 mm (4 inches)
Mintage Limit      400
Finish Proof with Enamel
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (reeded, milled)
Artist Julius Csotonyi
Certificate Individually Numbered


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