Antique finishes on silver coins add an extra layer of appeal that goes beyond the primary design of the coin. Few things are a better fit on modern silver bullion products than the image of a dinosaur fossil and an antique finish; the two just go hand-in-hand! The 2017 1 oz Antique Canadian Silver Ancient Canada Ornithomimus Coin is available to you today online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a beautiful floating frame and box.
- Includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Limited mintage of only 5,500 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $20 (CAD) by the Canadian government.
- Obverse bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse depicts an actual fossil specimen of the Ornithomimus.
The discovery of Ornithomimus fossils changed the way modern humans though of feathered dinosaurs. Three specimens were found in the Baldans of Alberta, with paleontologists concluding that this species of dinosaurs was covered in a down-like coat of feathers that grew into longer feathers to form primitive wings.
For the 2017 1 oz Antique Canadian Silver Ancient Canada Ornithomimus Coin, the image of the Ornithomimus fossil used in the design is based upon a specimen numbered TMP 1995.110.1 which is curated at the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology. The design is verified by paleontologists at the museum in Alberta, lending incredible historical accuracy to this coin’s design.
On the reverse of the Ornithomimus Coin is that design of the dinosaur fossil, along with an antique finish to both sides that gives the coin the appearance of ancient Roman coinage. Each one has a traditional round shape that is slightly irregular, so no two coins are exactly the same in physical shape.
The obverse of the coins includes the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty appears on the obverse of all Canadian coinage, and has since her ascension to the throne in 1952. This particular design was made in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, a Canadian artist.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Antique Canadian Silver Ancient Canada Ornithomimus Coins ships to you in a brilliant floating frame. This frame holds your coin in beautiful, clear glass and ensures you can see the coin’s full beauty from both sides at all time. The coins ship in a protective box and include a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
We encourage all JM Bullion customers to contact us with questions. You can reach us on the phone at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your inquiries. You can also visit our website to find the current silver price when purchasing!