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Austria Tertiary period - Life on the Earth "Prehistoric Life" Series 20 Euro Silver Coin 2014 Proof


Mint: Mint of Austria
Product Code: AT-S-PRL-14-4
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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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✔ Tertiary period - 65 million years ago
✔ Tertiary period - Life on the Earth - the fourth 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

Beginning after an asteroid collided with earth over 65 million years ago, the Tertiary was the period when the Earth started to resemble more closely the planet we inhabit today. The Himalayas, the Alps and the Carpathians, were formed, as was the Mediterranean Sea. The dinosaurs became extinct, but with the development of new habitats early mammals such as elephants, giraffes and big cats came into being. With its remarkable canine teeth the sabre-toothed cat captures the imagination or strikes fear like no other. The fourth coin in our Prehistoric Life: Back from the Dead celebrates this magnificent beast in appropriately dramatic fashion.

The fearsome predator features on both sides of Tertiary – Life on the Groundwhich will be issued on Wednesday 10th September 2014.

On the obverse we see the animal itself as well as a detailed representation of its skull containing its trademark ‘sabre’ teeth. The latter fits cleverly within the timeline corresponding to the Tertiary period, which was actually divided into the Paleogene and Neogene periods of the Cenozoic era. This feature unites all five coins and is yet another reason for completing this fascinating series.

On the reverse, an action scene shows a sabre-toothed cat attacking a startled chalicotherium, an odd-looking herbivore with long-clawed forelimbs. Both sides show the swampy natural habitat common in a period when the climate cooled to the extent that the first glacier appeared at the South Pole about 30 million years ago.

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


As well as a gateway to the fascinating and frightening world of prehistoric monsters, with its beat-the-clock coin collecting dinosaur game, our free augmented reality App for smartphones and tablets is a whole lot of fun to boot. Not only does it provide in-depth background information, it also brings the long-extinct creatures back to life in moving images that will delight people of all ages.



This time it is not only our coins that will make collectors' hearts beat faster, but also our packaging. In addition to our specially designed black Classic Edition case, which contains a folder explaining the scientific know-how and background to the series, the Discoverer Edition (coloured) provides a wealth of exciting surprises. The latter features even more scientific information, which makes our prehistoric giants really come alive. As a special extra it also comes with a poster and fluorescent sticker that glows in the dark.

Your benefits:
• Extremely high international collector demand
• Highly appreciated in The Investing in Collectible Coins
• Present this beautiful coin to your loved one for any occasions or a great business gift

奧地利第三紀 - 生活在地球“史前生活”系列20歐元銀幣2014年證明


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