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2014 Canada Canadian Dinosaurs - Xenoceratops 1 oz Silver Proof $20 Coin NGC PF70 UC Exclusive Label

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2014 Canada Canadian Dinosaurs - Xenoceratops 1 oz Silver Proof $20 Coin NGC PF70 UC Exclusive Label

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Xenoceratops foremostensis was a massive plant-eating centrosaurine ceratopsid thought to have emerged about 78 million years ago. Researchers have deduced that it was about the size of a rhinoceros at maturity and weighed about 2 tons. The huge frill on the back of the skull sported large spikes. It also had large horns over its eyes and a beak-like mouth.

This coin 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.

Technical specifications
Denomination20 Canadian Dollars
Legal Tender ofCanada
Fineness.9999 fine
Diameter38 mm
Weight31.39 g
Edge treatmentSerrated
Obverse designSusanna Blunt design showing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse designJulius Csotonyi
Estimated Mintage 8,500

This 2014 Canada Canadian Dinosaurs - Xenoceratops 1 oz Silver Proof $20 Coin NGC PF70 UC Exclusive Label is proudly minted by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in 1908 as a branch of The Royal Mint.

Year of Issue:2014
Mint:Royal Canadian Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Label/Signature:Exclusive Label
Display Weight:1 oz
Weight in Grams:31.1035 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Diameter:38 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Legal Tender:Canada
Obverse Design:Queen Elizabeth II Portrait
Reverse Design:Xenoceratops Foremostensis
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Susanna Blunt
Obverse Designer/Engraver:Julius Csotony
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