10 CAD Ice Age (1st) Saber Tooth Tiger 2023 - 2 Oz Silver - Canada

The first issue of the new Ice Age series is proudly presented by Canada. The coin features the Smilodon saber-toothed cat, a predator. Its characteristic feature is the unusually large fangs in its jaws, which protrude outward even when its mouth is closed.

A genus of extinct felids known as machairodonts is called Smilodon. It is the best known saber-toothed cat and one of the best known prehistoric mammals. Although it is known as a saber-toothed tiger, it was not closely related to the tiger or other modern cats. During the Pleistocene, the Americas were home to Smilodon (2.5 mya 10,000 years ago). Based on fossils found in Brazil, the genus received its name in 1842; The generic name translates to scalpel or double-edged knife plus tooth. Currently, S. gracilis, S. fatalis, and S. populator are considered three distinct species. The latter two species most likely evolved from Megantereon, which in turn most likely evolved from S. gracilis.

The coin contains 2 oz. of 9999 fine silver.
Coin comes individually in coin bags. Each 14 pcs are supplied in plastic coin tubes. Each 280pcs come in monster box.
Face value side: The portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Motif side: Features an absolutely stunning rendition of a leaping saber tooth with all claws.
Minted and guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.


Issuing country: Canada


Royal Canadian Mint

Year of issue: 2023

Face value: 10 CAD dollars

Material: Silver

Weight: 62,206g

Purity: AG 999.9/1000

Diameter: 38.00 mm

Mint edge: Fluted

Minting quality: Brilliant

Packaging: 14 pieces in tubes or single pieces in coin pocket

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