2015 $20 FINE SILVER COIN PREHISTORIC ANIMALS - AMERICAN SCIMITAR SABRE-TOOTH CAT
A master at pursuing its prey, the scimitar cat (Homotherium serum) is arguably one of the most awe-inspiring animals of the Ice Age. With its immense fangs and powerful physical features, it embodies all the ferocious strength that makes prehistoric animals endlessly fascinating. This beautifully crafted coin is the second issue in the Royal Canadian Mint’s popular Prehistoric Animals series, and offers a privileged glimpse of Canada’s prehistoric era by showcasing a powerful predator in stunning detail.
Item Number: 144428
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Artist: Julius Csotonyi
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with graphic beauty box
- Second issue in the Prehistoric Animals series: the first issue featuring the Woolly Mammoth sold out!
- A rare and fascinating portrayal of an extinct, prehistoric animal.
- To ensure a high degree of scientific accuracy, the design was verified by palaeontologists of the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta.
- Stunningly luxurious with the flawless mirrored background of a proof finish.
- Unmatched detail achieved through the technically demanding application of multiple finishes: highlights shine and shadows deepen while the depth and texture of the landscape and the scimitar’s physical features are enhanced.
- Beautifully crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a limited mintage of 7,500 coins worldwide—highly collectible!
Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi has crafted a heart-stopping image of a scimitar cat as it explodes from its hiding place to ambush its prey, its mouth agape as it readies its fangs for their lethal strike. The background shows the rolling hills and grasses that would likely have typified the prehistoric grassland where this awesome predator lived.