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2018 Canada Ancient Canada - Gorgosaurus 1 oz Silver Antiqued $20 Coin GEM BU in its Original Government Packaging

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Why purchase this 2018 Ancient Canada: Gorgosaurus 1 oz. Antiqued Silver coin?

The Royal Canadian Mint has added two more designs to its popular Ancient Canada series! This third release of the series, struck from 1 Troy oz. of .9999 fine silver, commemorates the Gorgosaurus skeleton recovered from Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park in 1991. The rimless coin is produced using a technique similar to the ancient Roman method of splash striking. The result is that each coin of the 5,500 mintage will be irregularly shaped, varying in size and thickness, with a minimum diameter of 38 mm.

Antiqued Patina Finish Creates a Pre-Historic Effect

The reverse features the fossilized skeleton of a young Gorgosaurus surrounded by a rough-textured field representing sandstone. The image replicates at a smaller scale, a specimen curated at the Alberta Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. Inscriptions include "CANADA" and "GORGOSAURUS."

The obverse portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was designed by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt in 2003. Inscribed "ELIZABETH II," "2018," "D. G. REGINA" and "20 DOLLARS."

Brilliant Uncirculated Silver Coin in Dramatic Display Case

This 2018 Canada $20 Ancient Canada: Gorgosaurus 1 oz. Antiqued Silver coin is presented in GEM BU, Brilliant Uncirculated condition, sealed in the original Royal Canadian Mint packaging accompanied by an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The antiqued coin is encapsulated in a floating frame, ready for dramatic display upon the included pedestal base.

This irregular shaped antiqued silver coin featuring the Gorgosaurus fossil will make an exciting addition to your collection!

Year of Issue:2018
Mint:Royal Canadian Mint
Grading Service:Uncertified
Grade:GEM BU
Packaging:Original Government Packaging
Display Weight:1 oz
Weight in Grams:31.1035 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Diameter:38 mm
Legal Tender:Canada
Obverse Design:Queen Elizabeth II Portrait
Reverse Design:Gorgosaurus Fossil at Royal Tyrell Museum
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Susanna Blunt