Canada 2016 Tyrannosaurus Rex “$20 for $20” Fine Silver Coin

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released “Tyrannosaurus Rex,” its first “$20 for $20” face value fine silver coin of 2016. As with previous coins in this series, the coin is composed of silver that is 99.99% pure and is available for the price of its $20 face value. It weighs 7.96 grams, with a diameter of 27 mm and a mintage limited to 300,000 pieces. An order limit of five per household is also in place.

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The reverse of the coin was designed by Julius Csotonyi and features an image of a T-Rex pursuing its prey with the inscriptions 2016, FINE SILVER, 9999, ARGENT PUR, and 20 DOLLARS inscribed near the rim. The Mint’s product page notes that a running Tyrannosaurus could move as fast as 30 kilometers an hour.

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The obverse design includes a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II created by Susanna Blunt, with the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, D.G. REGINA, and CANADA inscribed along the rim.

This issue is the 21st release in Canada’s “$20 for $20” series, first launched in 2011. It features a specimen finish and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. For more information, please visit the Web site of the Royal Canadian Mint; a short promotional video for the coin is included below.


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  1. Tom says

    Cool coin! But……where are the poor guys feathers? I’m still going to buy one though, even though he’s naked.

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