It was fast, agile and could even climb trees. The coin weighs one ounce of pure silver and has a limited mintage of just 5,000. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Glen Loates portrays a scimitar sabre-tooth cat in standing atop a rocky outcrop in vast grassland. The image, reviewed for scientific accuracy by palaeontologists of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, presents a full-body portrait of the Ice Age predator, with its fierce teeth on display as it opens its mouth. A frosted "ice" like dome overlays the portrait. The portion of the portrait under the ice is coloured, while the remainder of the image is struck-only, giving the impression of a colourful window to our land's ancient past. The reverse includes the text "CANADA" and the date 2018.
The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt, as well as the coin value of 20 DOLLARS. FEATURES: Produced By: RCM Denomination: 20 Dollars Year: 2018 TECHNICAL SPECS: Diameter: 38 mm Material: Silver Fineness: 0.9999 Weight: 31.39 grams Bullion Weight: 1.009 Troy Ounces EXTENDED INFORMATION: Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II Reverse: Sabretooth Cat Finish: Proof Series: Frozen in Ice Series Quantity Produced: 5000 Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II Theme: Canadian, Royal Canadian Mint, Pop Culture, Prehistoric, Wildlife. Please wait for us to send you an invoice.