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2013 25c Prehistoric Creatures: Tylosaurus Pembinensis - Glow-in-the-Dark Coloured Coin
25c 2013 Coloured Coin - Prehistoric Animals - Tylosaurus Pembinensis



 
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Our Price: $29.95
Year: 2013

RCM# 118622

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Millions of years ago, a vast inland sea covered the centre of the North American continent, teeming with strange and fearsome beasts. The king of these wonders was the mosasaur Tylosaurus—a superpredator related to present-day snakes and Komodo dragons that was one of the most massive creatures ever to inhabit Earth’s oceans.

This unique coloured coin includes an unusual photo-luminescent feature. Designed by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi, with the technical guidance of paleontologists at Alberta’s Royal Tyrell Museum, the reverse side of this painted coin illustrates paleontologists’ rendition of what Tylosaurus pembinensis may have looked like. When the coin is removed from natural light, we see the skeleton upon which paleontologists have based their illustration. Centered within a raised circular frame, the daunting beast slithers across the field of the coin, head and massive jaw in the foreground, front flippers and left hind flipper extended, and massive propellant tail arched in the background. The huge mouth is open to reveal dozens of sharp, powerful teeth. In the glow-in-the-dark image, the monster is transformed into an intricate skeleton with its seemingly endless sinuous spine, complex rib structure, finger-like flipper bones, and bony tail revealed in stunning detail.
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Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 cent

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