Second fully engraved dinosaur coin in the series!
When palaeontologists working in the Bay of Fundy (Nova Scotia) uncovered teeth without a fossilized skeleton, they looked to other regions of the globe to find a match. Given that all the continents were connected during the Early Jurassic period, it is possible that a species from another continent could have roamed the landmass that is now Nova Scotia. The palaeontologists found their best possible match in Arizona (USA). Scutellosaurus (little shield lizard) was a small, ornithischian (bird-hipped) dinosaur, and this coin shows what it may have looked like according to current science—roughly one metre long with an extremely long tail and covered with small pieces of bony armour called “scutes.” Scutellosaurus’ teeth were positioned near the edge of its jaws, suggesting that it lacked well-developed cheeks to keep food in its mouth while chewing. Palaeontologists believe it was an early ancestor of armoured dinosaurs like ankylosaurs and stegosaurs.
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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin: Canadian Dinosaurs: Scutellosaurus: Mintage: 8,500 (2014)