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.
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.
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.