Mintage of only 8,500 coins!
This .9999 silver coin is the third coin in the new Royal Canadian Mint's series. Each coin will feature a prehistoric animal discovered in Canada. The reverse image by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi features an interpretation of how Xenoceratops may have looked. Viewed from the front on its right side, this full-body portrait presents some of Xenoceratops’ most striking features, including its beak-like mouth, vast spiky skull frill, horns, large muscular body, and relatively short legs. It walks on four-clawed feet across a smooth, stony land mass, its small right eye cast upon the viewer. This artist’s depiction presents an interpretation of possible tonal variations on a pebble-textured hide—all rendered in dimensional detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers using multiple finishes and expert engraving techniques. The scientific accuracy of the depiction was verified by palaeontologists Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. David Evans who discovered and described Xenoceratops in 2012. Coin comes encapsulated and presented in the original box with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Metal Content:||1 troy oz|
|Manufacturer:||Royal Canadian Mint|