One of the most fearsome creatures to ever roam the earth, the sabre-tooth tiger is instantly recognizable thanks to its muscular build and extremely long canines. Part of the genus known as Smilodon, the sabre-tooth cat is now the subject of a brand-new coin from the prestigious Royal Canadian Mint. Produced in .9999 pure silver, these specimens include advanced security features and stunning original artwork by Julius Csotonyi. Today, 2023 2 oz Canadian Smilodon Sabre-Tooth Tiger Silver Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in a flip, roll of 14, or box of 280 coins!
- 1st design in the Ice Age Series!
- Includes micro-engraved security features!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- The face value of 10 Dollars (CAD) is fully backed by the Canadian government.
- A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse.
- A sabre-tooth tiger features in the reverse field.
- Designed by Julius Csotonyi.
Each 2023 2 oz Canadian Smilodon Sabre-Tooth Tiger Coin in this online JM Bullion listing will arrive to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. As such, you will note only minor signs of wear on their surfaces. These coins will arrive to you in either individual flips, rolls of 14, or boxes of 280 coins. They were struck at The Royal Canadian Mint and are considered legal tender under the monetary authority of Canada.
The obverse of 2023 Canadian Smilodon Sabre-Tooth Tiger Silver Coins features Queen Elizabeth II in a portrait. This design was released in 2003 and is credited to Susanna Blunt. In it, Her Late Majesty is in right-profile relief without a crown atop her head. The mint describes this portrait as more mature and less formal than other portraits of the Queen.
On the reverse side of 2023 2 oz Canadian Smilodon Silver Coins, there is a sabre-tooth tiger design. In this image, we see the tiger leaping straight toward us with an open jaw. This thrilling design is credited to Julius Csotonyi, a paleoartist based in Canada. Next to the design you will find a micro-engraving security feature that consists of a maple leaf and the number 23, corresponding to the year of release.
Sabre-tooth tigers roamed the Americas as far back as 2.5 million years before going extinct around 10,000 years ago. Their decline was largely due to the environment, a lack of food, and advances in human hunting capabilities. The sabre-tooth tiger is part of a genus known as Smilodon, named in 1842. Today, scientists recognize three known species in this genus, which are named S. gracilis, S. fatalis, and S. populator.
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