PREHISTORIC LIFE: T-REX 2020 Congo 1oz .999 BU silver coin

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PREHISTORIC LIFE: T-REX 2020 Congo 1oz .999 BU silver coin

The first issue of the series Prehistoric Life from the Congo is dedicated to TYRANNOSAURUS REX. Tyrannosaurus meaning “tyrant lizard”, from the Ancient Greek tyrannos, “tyrant”, and sauros, “lizard” is a genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur. The species Tyrannosaurus rex (rex meaning “king” in Latin), commonly abbreviated to T. rex, is one of the most well-represented of the large theropods.

Tyrannosaurus lived throughout what is now western North America, on what was then an island continent known as Laramidia. Tyrannosaurus had a much wider range than other tyrannosaurids. Fossils are found in a variety of rock formations dating to the Maastrichtian age of the upper Cretaceous Period, 68 to 66 million years ago. It was the last known member of the tyrannosaurids, and among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist before the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.

Like other tyrannosaurids, Tyrannosaurus was a bipedal carnivore with a massive skull balanced by a long, heavy tail. Relative to its large and powerful hind limbs, Tyrannosaurus fore limbs were short but unusually powerful for their size and had two clawed digits. The most complete specimen measures up to 12.3 m (40 ft) in length, up to 4 meters (13 ft) tall at the hips, and up to 6.8 metric tons (7.5 short tons) in weight. Although other theropods rivaled or exceeded Tyrannosaurus rex in size, it is still among the largest known land predators and is estimated to have exerted the largest bite force among all terrestrial animals. (wikipedia)

Obverse face

The main art comprises a cool picture of one of those incredible predators, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, one of the most powerful in the history of this planet, feeding on a Triceratops that it has either brought down, or stumbled across. A small herd of these huge prey animals sits in the background, no doubt looking to put as much distance as possible between them and the T-Rex. (AgAuNews)

Presentation

Limited to just 10,000 pieces, this proof-like bullion coin comes with a capsule.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION 20 Francs
COMPOSITION 31.1 grams (1oz) of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 38.61mm
FINISH Brilliant Uncirculated
MINTAGE 10,000

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