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2013 $20 Dinosaurs of Canada: Bathygnathus Borealis - Pure Silver Coin
$20 2013 Fine Silver Coin - Dinosaurs of Canada:Bathygnathus Borealis



 
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Our Price: $89.95 ** Tax Exempt **
Year: 2013

RCM# 126591

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The first coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting new series featuring portraits of prehistoric animals discovered in Canada!

The reverse image by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi features an interpretation of what Bathygnathus borealis may have looked like. The scientific accuracy of the depiction was verified by palaeontologists of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

Viewed from its front left side, Bathygnathus borealis appears to approach the viewer, displaying the large, powerful, tooth-filled maxilla whose discovery first brought Bathygnathus borealis into the limelight. Depicted here as similar to Dimetrodon, we see the mammal-like reptile’s powerful, low-slung body. Its muscular, claw-tipped front limbs bow slightly to the sides of its squat body, its front left claw raised as it walks forward. Its hind left leg is similarly bowed and its hind right foot is just visible beneath the low belly, raised in unison with the front left limb in a lizard-like walking motion. The animal’s long tail curves behind it, toward the left side of the image. From the animal’s back rises one of the key Dimetrodon features: the tall, spiny, skin-covered dorsal sail used to regulate body temperature.
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Denomination: 20 Dollar

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Different Dino June 22, 2013
Reviewer: Albert from Mississauga, ON  
A different dino design from the previous mint's issue - no color, no night illumination, etc. Just a piece of silver with realistic image. All kids, young and young at heart will love this coin. Also this dino is found in the Maritime, not in Alberta.

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