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Monster coin portrays ultimate prehistoric predator

April 21, 2017 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Opinion, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

It was the flesh-eating monster that terrorised North America more than 65 million years ago. King of the tyrant lizards, Tyrannosaurus rex was a ferocious beast that literally ripped victims to shreds in its eagerness to devour them.

Standing up to 12 metres high, T. rex had a large, muscular tail essential for balancing its colossal neck and head. With only puny arms, its fearsome reputation was the result of massive jaws equipped with spitefully serrated dagger-length teeth.

 Testament to its awe inspiring violence, palaeontologists believe that in one mouthful, T. Rex could tear away more than… Full article at the source>

 

Source: Perth Mint Blog

By: Perth Mint

Published on Apr 20, 2017

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It was the flesh-eating monster that terrorised North America more than 65 million years ago. King of the tyrant lizards, Tyrannosaurus rex was a ferocious beast that literally ripped victims to shreds in its eagerness to devour them. Now, dinosaur fans can feast on this remarkable 5oz silver proof coin portraying a daunting image of the ravenous beast’s gaping mouth and lethal incisors. Limited to a maximum mintage of just 500, it’s sure to cause a feeding frenzy among collectors!

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Australian Dinosaur coin series roars into existence with fearful pre-historic monster called ‘Banjo’

September 2, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

Between 145 million and 65 million years ago, during the period known to science as the Cretaceous, the evolving continent of Australia provided an ideal environment for dinosaurs.

Evidence of their existence has been found in numerous areas, including Central-West Queensland, a hot-spot for the discovery of fossilised bones from dinosaurs alive at that time.

In 2006, the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum made one of the region’s most famous discoveries near the town of Full article at the source>

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