This fantastic 1 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to one of the most fascinating species of dinosaurs of all time – the Hadrosaur.
The coin features a Glow-in-the-Dark effect, has an incredible balloon shape, has a beautiful coloration and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 4.000 pcs worldwide.
Hadrosaurs (meaning "bulky lizards") were the family of duck-billed herbivorous dinosaurs. They were the most common dinosaurs.
Hadrosaurs ranged in size from 10 to 65 ft (3 to 20 m) long. They had horny, toothless beaks and hundreds of cheek teeth in the sides of their jaws. The duck-billed dinosaurs had the most teeth; they had up to about 960 cheek teeth. Hadrosaurs lived during the later Cretaceous, and their fossils have been found in North America, Europe, and Asia. Hadrosaurs had a stiff tail that was probably used for balance. They had hoof-like nails on their feet, and bumpy skin. They ran on two legs, holding their tail and head in a horizontal position. They may have walked on all four legs while grazing. Hadrosaurs probably lived near bodies of water, migrating to high ground to lay eggs. It used to be thought that they had webbed hands, but this was an artifact of the fossilization process. It is a very interesting thing that, as Bakker says, the duckbills were so common, yet they had no obvious defence against the large carnivores. Perhaps herd organisation and running speed were sufficient. Their eating apparatus must have been an advantage as compared to other herbivores.
The reverse of the coin features a wonderful and detailed image of a hatching Hadrosaurs. On top of the reverse, the inscriptions: “CANADA” – the issue country, “20 DOLLARS” – the face value, “2019” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen and “D · G · REGINA” – Dei Gratia Regina.
|Face value:||20 Dollars|
|Diameter (mm):||33 x 45|