The Australovenator is the first coin in this exciting new five-coin series that features Australian dinosaurs which existed during from the Cretaceous Period more than 100 million years ago.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coloured coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Unique Coloured Dinosaur Design
The coin’s reverse depicts the Australian dinosaur Australovenator wintonensis set against a colourful, prehistoric scene. The inscription AUSTRALOVENATOR, the coin’s weight and purity, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also incorporated into the design.
The Australovenator was a medium-sized, very fast, carnivorous dinosaur. Its fossils were discovered in what was once an ancient billabong near Winton, central Queensland by the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum, with museum staff nick-naming the dinosaur “Banjo”, after the famous Australian poet, Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson.
Unlike most theropod dinosaurs, this animal had massive arms and hands with two of its three hand claws being razor sharp weapons that would have been used to capture prey.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs – Australovenator 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The coin is housed in a classic display case within an illustrated shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Five-Coin Plastic Display Box
A superb way to protect and present all five coins in their illustrated shippers, this series display box comprises an easy-to-assemble polypropylene charcoal tray and a transparent sleeve, and is available to purchase here.
Coin collectors can embark on a 100 million year journey back to the Cretaceous Period with this stunning coin program featuring designs of Australovenator, Diamantinasaurus, Leaellynasaura, Minmi