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- Cupro-Nickel composition.
- Individual coins are packaged in protective packaging.
- Mintage of 50,000 coins.
- Obverse: Displays a collage of the 12 dinosaurs to be recognized in the series along with the unique €3 denomination.
- Reverse: On the right of the coin’s reverse, a color-printed Microraptor gui is shown in a forest landscape, clawing at a tree trunk; on the left, a flying Microraptor chases a dragonfly.
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Like all animal groups, dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes. Weighing just one kilogram and no larger than a chicken, Microraptor gui was the smallest of them all. Despite having wings and feathers, the subject of the 10th coin in the spectacular Supersaurs series was not a bird, but rather a true dinosaur dating from the early Cretaceous Period some 120 million years ago.
We know this because numerous well preserved Microraptor fossil specimens have been found in lakebed deposits in China's Liaoning province. Preserved in mud, the dinosaur’s remains were protected from oxygen and scavengers and thus provided palaeontologists with a rare and fascinating glimpse of prehistoric life. Even the dinosaur’s feathers were clearly visible, forming a fringe around the skull and along the neck before merging into long wing feathers. The elongated long tail also culminated in a fan of feathers, two of which were particularly long. Microraptor gui is also one of the few dinosaurs of which the color of the feathers can be gauged. Although it was not a bird, the Microraptor does, however, provide important evidence about the evolutionary relationship between birds and early dinosaurs.
Austrian Mint Commemorative Coins
APMEX is proud to offer products from the Munze Österreich, or Austrian Mint. With more than 800 years of coin-production experience, the Austrian Mint in Vienna has become world-renowned for coin production and Precious Metals processing. As a subsidiary of the Austrian Central Bank, the Austrian Mint's foremost task is to produce all of the circulating Euro coinage for Austria. The mint also strikes an impressive range of collector coins and medal, along with producing some of the world's best-selling bullion coins. In addition to the popular Philharmonic coins, the Austrian Mint produces many beautiful commemorative coins to honor people, places and events of its history. More than 400 million coins are produced at the Austrian Mint each year.
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