2022 $1 Australian Dinosaurs Down Under ‘C’ Mintmark Silver Proof Coin
In 2022 dinosaur aficionados will be excited to see a suite of coins featuring the Australian megaraptor – the Australovenator.
This exciting coin design features Australia’s unique and veracious Dinosaur predator – the Australovenator, with the packaging featuring another iconic Australian Dinosaur – the Timimus hermani.
Timimus hermani is a species of theropod dinosaur that lived in the early Cretaceous period, 122 to 109 million years ago. Theropods were the top predators and Timimus’ diet consisted of smaller dinosaurs. Timimus possessed slender thigh bones indicating that it was a lithe and agile animal
Australia was located closer to the South Pole at the time and the continent would have experienced cold, dark winters.
Diet: Small dinosaurs
Discovery: The species was discovered in 1991 at “East Site” within Dinosaur Cove, Victoria by a team from Museum Victoria.
Age: 122.46 to 109.0 million years ago (early Cretaceous period)
- Coin’s reverse design commemorates the Australian Dinosaurs with Australia’s unique and veracious Dinosaur predator – the Australovenator
- Displayed in a presentation case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
- Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 worldwide
- Australian legal tender
|Metal Content||99.9% Ag|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||A. Ball|
|Packaging||Coin in presentation box|
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.