2021 $20 Canada Reaper of Death Matte Coin PCGS PR70 Susanna Blunt Signed Label

The Royal Canadian Mint has produced this fearsome fossil coin to commemorate the first new tyrannosaur species discovered in Canada in over half a century! 

Black Rhodium Plating: Rhodium, an incredibly rare, silvery-white metal, is corrosion resistant. Manually darkened rhodium, referred to as “Black Rhodium” has recently gained popularity within the precious metals and jewelry industries.

Combination of Different Textures and Finishes: The silvery matte-proof finish of the dinosaur’s skull contrasts fiercely with the textured black rhodium background, giving the appearance of a freshly uncovered yet slightly-aged fossil.

Scientifically Verified: The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology has verified the fossil’s appearance on the coin for scientific accuracy.

The obverse of the coin showcases the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II in a silver matte proof finish against a black rhodium plated background.

The reverse of the coin features a Matte Proof silver fossilized skull of a Thanatotheristes degrootorum (“Reaper of Death”) in front of a black rhodium-plated background, texturized to appear similar to the rocky terrain at an actual dig site.

Coin Specifications:

Limited Mintage of 7,500
Special Design Feature: Black Rhodium Plating
Contains .9999 fine silver with a weight of 1 troy ounce
Matte Proof Finish on dinosaur’s skull
Produced by the Royal Canadian Mint
Face value of $20 backed by the Canadian government

Obverse: The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Susanna Blunt. Inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II”, and “D.G. REGINA”.
Reverse: Skull of “Reaper of Death” against a textured black background. Inscriptions: “CANADA”, “20 DOLLARS”, “Thanatotheristes degrootorum”, and “2021”.

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