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.
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|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Xenoceratops Foremostensis|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Susanna Blunt|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Julius Csotony|