2017 Canada 1 oz Ag Ancient Canada: Ornithomimus (Antique Finish)

2017 Canada 1 oz Ag Ancient Canada: Ornithomimus (Antique Finish)

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Millions of years ago, the Canadian landscape was full of prehistoric species whose remains lie in the rocks that bridge our era with theirs. Each splash-struck coin is truly unique and brings life to the fossilized remains of Ornithomimus.

Using an old coin-making technique, the coin does not have a rim; instead, the 99.99% pure Silver is allowed to “spill” beyond a traditional round shape to give the coin an irregular one, just like an ancient Roman coin!

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
  • Coin is encapsulated and is featured inside a ready-to-display floating frame.
  • Also contains a certificate of authenticity.
  • Obverse: Displays a right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
  • Reverse: Depicts the fossilized remains of Ornithomimus, as it was found in the rocks of the Alberta badlands.
  • Guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.

Be one of the few to own this unique Ancient Canada coin. Add this 1 oz Silver Ornithomimus coin to your cart today!

The reverse 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 unusual contour is the product of an old coin-making technique that allows the fine Silver to “spill” out, which produces an irregular shape reminiscent of an ancient Roman coin. In contrast, 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 throughout the reverse. 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-inspired font used on both the reverse and obverse.

Since the coin’s irregular shape won’t fit within a typical capsule, the RCM has packaged it 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 wall art and a sure conversation piece. Plus, the coin’s antique finish is sealed in lacquer and has the side benefit of minimizing the appearance of fingerprints, should the coin be removed from its frame.

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