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Daspletosaurus Featured on Canadian Coin

Last week the Canadian Museum of Nature celebrated its 100th anniversary, and the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new dinosaur coin to honor the venerable institution. The commemorative 50-cent coin features the tyrannosaur Daspletosaurus, which rushes the viewer when the coin is turned, and it is...

The commemorative Daspletosaurus coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.


Last week the Canadian Museum of Nature celebrated its 100th anniversary, and the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new dinosaur coin to honor the venerable institution. The commemorative 50-cent coin features the tyrannosaur Daspletosaurus, which rushes the viewer when the coin is turned, and it is one of three dinosaur-themed coins to be released by the Royal Canadian Mint this year (the others will be emblazoned with similar images of the tyrannosaur Albertosaurus and the feathered dinosaur Sinosauropteryx). As with all commemorative coins, though, you will have to spend a pretty penny if you want one—each 50-cent coin costs $24.95 (Canadian), and so might be of interest only to the most die-hard dino fans.
About Brian Switek
Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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