99.99% Pure Silver Coin. All coins offered in this listing are unsearched! (see Additional Information below). All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint – The counterfeiting of numismatic coins, and the sale of stolen coins, are serious problems for coin collectors and dealers. Unlike many other coin dealers. To protect against these risks, we do not sell’second-hand’ coins. All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. Composition – gold (99.99% pure). Weight (g) – 31.39 (1 troy ounce). Diameter (mm) – 38. Certificate – serialized (serial numbers will vary). Face value – 20 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin). Artists – Julius Csotonyi (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). The scimitar cat (Homotherium serum) is arguably one of the most awe-inspiring animals of the Ice Age. Famous for its knife-like fangs, the scimitar cat’s teeth were shorter than those of the better known sabre-tooth cat, Smilodon fatalis, but were equally lethal: its sabres were coarsely serrated, just like a steak knife, making them perfectly suited for slicing through the soft flesh of its prey. This fierce feline was a master at pursuing prey, which consisted of ungulates such as horses and camels. The scimitar cat would charge from behind a bush or tall grasses with blinding swiftness, bowl over its intended prey and slash the throat with its lethal canines. Then, once the uproar subsided, the cat dragged its latest meal to its den. It was roughly the size of a lion, but with a lighter body that gave it more running flexibility than its Ice Age cousins, other sabre-tooth cats, and the American lion. It had a short tail like a lynx, and long, powerful forelimbs but slightly shorter hind legs that gave it a hyena-like stance. Having gone extinct sometime between 13,000 and 11,000 years ago, the scimitar cat’s demise was likely linked to the extinction of the large Ice Age herbivores. To ensure a high degree of scientific accuracy, the design of this coin was verified by palaeontologists of the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta. Unmatched detail is achieved through the technically demanding application of multiple finishes: highlights shine and shadows deepen while the depth and texture of the scimitar’s facial features are enhanced. For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt. Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi has crafted a heart-stopping portrait of a roaring scimitar cat, with its mouth open wide as it bares its lethal teeth and scimitars. The details are exquisite: luxurious fur, piercing eyes, razor-sharp teeth and a roughly textured tongue are all beautifully rendered with finely detailed engraving. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clam-shell case protected by a custom beauty box. Best Offer Pricing When we offer final marked-down sale prices that are lower than our minimum Best Offer price, eBays system isnt always capable of removing the Best Offer feature. Unsearched All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched. Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint. They “cherry-pick” the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We often include proof coin photos with the coin slightly tilted to better depict the mirror bright surfaces. However, tilting the coin may resulting one side being slightly out of focus. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just stock artwork from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item “Canada 2015 $20 American Scimitar Sabre-Tooth Cat 1 oz. 99.99% Pure Silver Coin” is in sale since Saturday, June 20, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “okranchlandandcattlecompany” and is located in Lewisville, Texas. 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- Certification: Royal Canadian Mint
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Composition: Silver
- Strike Type: Proof
- Edge: Serrated
- Series: Prehistoric Animals