Silver coin Prehistoric world - Ankylosaurus proof

Silver coin Prehistoric world - Ankylosaurus proof

Stock state
July 2022
Date of issue
July 2022
Mintage
1000 pcs
Estimated price
72.00 EUR
including VAT
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Prehistoric world

The third Mesozoic lizard that appears on the Czech Mint's silver coin from the Prehistoric World series is the Ankylosaurus

The ten-metre-long
Ankylosaurus was a slow and clumsy herbivore. But it was certainly not defenceless. It was protected from the attacks of large predators by bone armour. Its broad head, topped with a beak, was covered with a series of horns and a layer of plates that fused with the skull bones. Its neck, back and flanks were covered by interconnected bone plates, growths and bumps that formed a compact armour. Its tail was topped with a massive bone club. This devastating defensive weapon, which the dinosaur carried just above the ground, could crush bones. The only vulnerable part of the ankylosaur's body was its unprotected abdomen. 

The reverse side of the coin was dedicated by the medal maker
Petr Patka, DiS., to the depiction of the armoured ankylosaur in vivid colours, which were achieved using colouring technology. No photographs or computer graphics were used as a template - the author of the coin created an original painting. The embossed relief shows a Mesozoic wilderness with another ankylosaur defending itself against a tyrannosaur attack. The composition of the reverse side is supplemented with the inscription ANKYLOSAURUS. The obverse side of the coin, which is common to the entire cycle, then presents a fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaurus and the English inscription PREHISTORIC WORLD. As the licence to issue the commemorative coins of the Czech Mint is granted by the Pacific island of Niue, the obverse side bears its necessary attributes - the national emblem, the nominal value of 1 DOLLAR (NZD) and the year of issue 2022

You can store the coin dedicated to the dinosaur in a
collector's album that is full of interesting facts about the life of giant lizards.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
76146-718
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
1 NZD
Author of the obverse
Petr Patka, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Petr Patka, DiS.
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Silver
Colored
Yes
Fineness
999 / 1000
Weight
31.1 g
Diameter
37 mm
Packaging
Black leather case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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