Dinosaurs Mercuriceratops Gemini Mercury's. Horned Face Rhodium Plated First Release Silver. The coin has been graded PF70 Matte by NGC. I have included a picture of what the coin looked.
Like in its original Mint Packaging before being. Sent in to NGC for grading.Includes Mint Box & COA OGP. A follow-up to 2021's. Is the featured star of the. Coin, and the first things. You'll notice about this ceratopsid are the bony, wing-like. Engraved on the coin's reverse, its skull fossil is especially. Striking against the black rhodium-plated "rock". Background, which pays tribute to the discovery that. Yielded another piece of Canada's prehistoric past. Coin #2: Meet a relative of. Unearthing a new prehistoric species! Coin places you in the field and.
At the site of another discovery. Represents the hidden or unknown past.
Element keeps the focus on the engraved fossils that have. Helped paleontologists piece together the story of. Like the tyrannosaur on the first. Coin, this horned dinosaur is a relative "newcomer"-the. 2014 and has never appeared on a coin until now.
The coin has been verified for scientific accuracy by the. Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.On the coin's reverse, the engraved texture represents. The thrill of discovery: it resembles the rock formation in. Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park, where a. FOR DINO LOVERS OF ALL AGES! Popular theme with collectors and Canadians of all ages.
They're also an important part of Canada's natural heritage. Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Designed by Canadian paleoartist Julius Csotonyi, the. Coin's reverse features the fossilized skull of. Beneath the black rhodium plating, the.Engraved texture represents the rock formation in Alberta's. Dinosaur Provincial Park where a key fossil fragment was. The obverse also features rhodium plating behind the effigy. Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. It's always a thrill to illustrate the newest additions to. Canada's amazing diversity of ceratopsian (horned). Dinosaurs, whose uniquely shaped neck shields functioned.
For Mercuriceratops, the challenge was. To accurately portray the weird squamosal skull bone. (resembling the mythical winged helmet of Mercury) while.
Creatively rotating the skull so that the elongated head. Could fit within the circular rim of the coin!Mercuriceratops is an example of a dinosaur species. That's known from a single bone only. Groups of dinosaurs, like horned dinosaurs and duckbilled. Dinosaurs, are all very similar to each other and can often. Only be distinguished based on differences on one or a few.
For example, duckbilled dinosaur species often. Only differ based on the shape of their crest. Dinosaurs, it's often the shape of the bones forming the frill.
(shield behind the head) that allows paleontologists to. In the case of Mercuriceratops. Paleontologists found a bone of the frill that was unlike any. That had ever been found for any other species. They knew they were dealing with a brand new species, even.
Though they knew nothing else about the rest of the body. François Therrien, Curator of Dinosaur.
Palaeoecology, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. Its unusual frill may look scary, but it likely helped.Six-metre-long herbivore was described from near-identical. Skull fragments of two individuals-one recovered from. Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta and the other from the.
Judith River Formation in Montana (United States)-hence. It was named after Mercury, the Roman. Messenger to the gods, who is often depicted with wings on. The coin includes a Royal Canadian Mint-branded.Clamshell with a black beauty box. Weight (g) - 31.39g. Artist - Julius Csotonyi (Reverse).
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