2020 Sabre Tooth Giants of the Ice Age 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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2020 Sabre Tooth Giants of the Ice Age 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

2020 Sabre Tooth Giants of the Ice Age 1oz Silver Bullion Coin Minted by the Leipziger Edelmetallvararbeitung Mint, limited mintage of 15000 coins.

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2020 Sabre Tooth Giants of the Ice Age 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

This 2020 Sabre Tooth Giants of the Ice Age 1oz Silver Bullion Coin comes in a protective Coin capsule

COIN INFORMATION

Third edition of a new series “THE GIANTS OF THE ICE AGE”. The entire series consists of eight animals in a period of 4 years. The worldwide circulation of only 15,000. The coins are individually delivered in a capsule.
New Series – Giants of the Ice Age

Sabre-toothed cats existed from the Eocene through the Pleistocene Epoch (55.8 million to 11,700 years ago). According to the fossil record, the Nimravidae were extant from about 37 million to 7 million years ago. Only distantly related to felids, they include the genera Hoplophoneus, Nimravus, Dinictis, and Barbourofelis. The Machairodontinae, extant from about 12 million to less than 10,000 years ago, include the more familiar Smilodon as well as Homotherium and Meganteron. Sabre-toothed cats roamed North America and Europe throughout the Miocene and Pliocene epochs (23 million to 2.6 million years ago). By Pliocene times, they had spread to Asia and Africa. During the Pleistocene, sabre-toothed cats were also present in South America.

The most widely known genus of sabre-toothed cats is Smilodon, the “sabre-toothed tiger.” A large, short-limbed cat that lived in North and South America during the Pleistocene Epoch, it was about the size of the modern African lion (Panthera leo) and represents the peak of sabre-tooth evolution. Its immense upper canine teeth, up to 20 cm (8 inches) long, were probably used for stabbing and slashing attacks, possibly on large herbivores such as the mastodon. Several physical adaptations of Smilodon suggest such a hunting technique: its skull was modified to accommodate the attachment of strong neck muscles for bringing the head down; the lower canines were reduced; and the molars formed shearing blades with no trace of grinding surfaces. In addition, the jaw could be opened to about a 90° angle to free the upper canines for action; however, some paleontologists suggest that since the muscles in the jaw would have had to stretch significantly to enable such a wide gape, they would have been relatively weak compared with those of modern cats. The bones of many Smilodon specimens have been recovered from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California; the cats were apparently mired in the tar as they preyed on other animals that had also become trapped.

2020 Sabre Tooth Giants of the Ice Age 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Manufacturer: Leipziger Edelmetallvararbeitung
Dimensions: 38.6mm
Weight (grams):
31.10300
Fineness:
999
Mintage: 15000

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

2 reviews for 2020 Sabre Tooth Giants of the Ice Age 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

  1. Shaun Mc

    Another marvellous addition to the Ice age series. Just like previous coins quality is really spot on, would highly recommend. As is the service from Silver Trader once again. Many thanks Martin.

  2. Flavia S.

    Fabulous coin. I’ve always loved designs of animals, and the sabre tooth is basically a dream come true. The coin is stunning and I couldn’t be happier.

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