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Austria Cretaceous period - Life on the Ground "Prehistoric Life" Series 20 Euro Silver Coin 2014 Proof


Mint: Mint of Austria
Product Code: AT-S-PRL-14-3
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Name of series
Prehistoric Life issued 4 coins, continues
Metal Silver
Mintage 50,000
Fineness (% purity) 90.0
Denomination (EURO) 20 Euro
Weight (g) 20.00
Size (mm) 34.00
Year of Issue 2014
Country Austria
Quality Proof
Package Luxury box
Certificate of Authenticity Yes, numbered certificate of authenticity
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✔ Cretaceous period - 145 million years ago
✔ Life on the Ground - the third coin in the brand new series "Prehistoric Life"
✔ The perfect gift to the archeology lover
✔ The attractive design
✔ Its uniqueness is guaranteed by the limited mintage of 50,000 coins
✔ The coin comes in an attractive case with a numbered certificate of authenticity
Spanning some 80 million years, the Cretaceous period ended 66 million years ago when an asteroid collided with Earth. The period’s high sea levels meant that large portions of the landmass were under water, but on dry land dinosaurs such as struthiosaurus austriacus thrived. Protected by body armour, this small yet fearsome creature is brought to life on the third coin in our fascinating Prehistoric Life: Back from the Dead series.

The dinosaur’s remains were discovered in a coal mine south of Vienna in 1855 by geologist Eduard Suess and palaeontologist Ferdinand Stoliczka, along with those of a pterosaur and a raptor. These are shown on the coin‘s obverse above the timeline, which both links the coin to the other four geologic periods explored in the series and provides a sense of continuity.

The coin’s reverse is illustrated with a typical landscape from the period, in which a zalmoxes protects its eggs from a hungry struthiosaurus austriacus.

Minted to a maximum of 50,000 pieces in Proof quality only, each superb 20 euro silver Cretaceous - Life on the Ground coin comes in an attractive case with a numbered certificate of authenticity

奧地利白堊紀 - 生活在地面史前生活”系列銀幣2014


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