This incredible 1 Oz Silver coin is the second release in the Ancient Canada series and is dedicated to the Ogygopsis, early arthropods known as trilobite. The coin has an irregular shape without rim, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a display frame with its case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 5.500 pieces worldwide. The reverse design is based on fossils curated at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta, and has been reviewed for scientific accuracy by palaeontologists at the Museum. The rimless coins unusual contour is the result of an old coin-minting technique that allows the fine silver to spill out and form an irregular shape, much like an ancient Roman coin. Further bridging the past with the present, a combination of cutting-edge technology and finishing techniques re-create the articulated dorsal exoskeleton of a young Ogygopsis klotzispecifically, that of a presumed moult. The precision-engraved depiction of these fossils has added shine next to the textured appearance of its rock encasement. A patina finish gives the entire design an ancient look and feel, which is enhanced by the use of a prehistoric-looking font on both the reverse and obverse. On the left of the reverse, the inscription: Ogygopsis the name of the coin. On the right, the inscription: CANADA the issue country. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: 2017 the year of issue, D·G·REGINA Dei Gratia Regina, 20 DOLLARS the face value and ELIZABETH II the name of the Queen. Ogygopsis Ogygopsis is a genus of trilobite from the Cambrian of Antarctica and North America, specifically the Burgess Shale. It is the most common fossil in the Mt. Stephen fossil beds there, but rare in other Cambrian faunas. Its major characteristics are a prominent glabella with eye ridges, lack of pleural spines, a large spineless pygidium about as long as the thorax or cephalon, and its length: up to 12 cm. The item “OGYGOPSIS Ancient 1 Oz Silver Coin 20$ Canada 2017″ is in sale since Tuesday, June 6, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “powercoin_italy” and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada