The iconic Triceratops, easily identified by the trio of horns on its face, was one of 14 horned (ceratopsian) species that roamed Alberta and Saskatchewan some 65 million years ago.
Today, all that remains of these fearsome creatures are the fossils found in the rocky layers beneath western Canada’s soil - one of the richest dinosaur deposits on earth.
No two coins in the Giants of Prehistory Series are alike, thanks to a selective ageing process that simulates the ancient rocks where dinosaur fossils are found.
This coin shows a complete Triceratops skull, a rare discovery that was made in Saskatchewan in 1967. This Triceratops skull design has been approved by paleontologists at the Royal Tyrell Museum in Alberta.
Diameter: 34 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 15.87 g
- Year/Period and Variation
- 2008 - DINOSAUR COLLECTION: TRICERATOPS - 1/2 Oz
- Precious metal