2019 South African Archosauria Dinosaurs Series 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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2019 South African Archosauria Dinosaurs Series 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

2019 South African Archosauria Dinosaurs Series 1oz Silver Bullion Coin, minted by the South African Mint with a limited 50.000 mintage.

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2019 South African Archosauria Dinosaurs Series 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

This 2019 South African Archosauria Dinosaurs Series 1oz Silver Bullion Coin comes in a protective Coin capsule with cert.

COIN INFORMATION

One of the mints most famous series is its Natura wildlife-themed proof coins, that have been issued since 1994. Only ever available in gold, the 2018 set headed into prehistory for the first time with a very nice five-coin Archosaurs set. It’s from this that the inspiration for the this new 2019 silver bullion coin has been drawn – specifically the small 1/20 oz gold coin. Depicting a small archosaur called Euparkeria.

The obverse is common to the whole series and quite outstanding. It depicts the fossilised skull, neck and shoulder of an Erythrosuchus africanus – at around 5 metres, the largest predator of its time. Inscribed here is the series title ‘RISE OF THE DINOSAURS’. the issuer ‘SOUTH AFRICA’, the date in Roman numerals ‘MMXIX’ and the sub-title, ‘ARCHOSAURIA’.  The reverse face is even better. Euparkeria leaping for an insect and in full motion is hugely dynamic and far removed from the usual lumbering depiction of prehistoric life that we’re used to. It’s simple and different – a fine change from the usual wildlife bullion coin we’re all used to. The program name ‘NATURA’, the denomination ’25 RAND’, the specific coin title ‘EUPARKERIA’ and the composition ‘1oz Ag999’ are inscribed here and don’t infringe too much on the main image.

The unique fossil heritage of South Africa includes some of the earliest life forms discovered on Earth, some of the first multi-cellular organisms as well as the remains of a wide variety of plants and animals. Some of the most important South African fossils include the archosaurs (dinosaurs and their kin), synapsids (mammal-like reptiles) and hominins.

Euparkeria is an extinct genus of archisauriform from the Middle Triassic of South Africa. It was a small reptile that lived between 245-230 million years ago, which was related to the ancestors of the Archosauria, the group that includes dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and modern birds and crocodilians.

The hind limbs of Euparkeria are somewhat longer than its forelimbs, which has led to the theory that it could have been able to walk on its hind legs as a facultative biped. Other adaptations which would have supported bipedalism in Euparkeria include rows of osteoderms that stabilised the back and a long tail that counterbalanced the rest of the body. Although Euparkeria is close to the ancestry of fully bipedal archosaurs such as early dinosaurs, it probably developed bipedalism independently.

2019 South African Archosauria Dinosaurs Series 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: South African Mint
Dimensions:
38.7mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 50,000

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Each 1 ounce bullion coin will be delivered in an individual coin capsule by fully insured royal mail
  • Prices are all inclusive, discounts for multiple item purchases are automatically applied at the cart stage of your transaction
  • If you have any questions you can ring me on Tel: 0191 2099300 or email me at martin@silvertrader.uk

1 review for 2019 South African Archosauria Dinosaurs Series 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

  1. Peter

    What a beautiful coin. It looks like a proof coin. The detail is so crisp and clear. Both sides are equally as good as each other. We’ll worth getting and you won’t be disappointed. Delivered superfast and well packaged. Five star service as always, thanks.

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