The Austrian Mint have released their latest collector coin which is part of the very popular series entitled “Supersaurs.” The “Supersaur” coins feature some of the most ferocious pre-historic creatures. Size isn’t everything, and, in the case of Deinonychus antirrhopus, the point is made. Highlighted on the seventh coin is a dinosaur which may only have been three and a half meters in length, but it was one of the most dangerous (though intelligent) dinosaurs to have ever walked the earth. Weighing between 45-68 kilograms (or 100-150 pounds), it was evidently a fast, agile predator whose large brain enabled it to perform relatively complex movements during the chase and kill.
Deinonychus is believed to have been quite distinctive and became the model for the raptor dinosaurs of the motion picture Jurassic Park released in 1993.
The reverse side, which is the work of graphic artists Helmut Andexlinger and Kathrin Kuntner, includes a colour depiction of what the Deinonychus might have looked like and within its habitation. Part of the engraved design includes the featured supersaur in the company of a Xenoceratops. Below the primary design is the text DEINONYCHUS 2021. Each reverse side also features a glow-in-the-dark application.
The common obverse side includes all 12 of the extreme prehistoric animals in the “Supersaurs” series in silhouette and is surrounded with bold lettering REPUBBLIK OSTERREICH 3 EURO.
|16 g||34 mm||Brilliant Unc. with applied colour||
A collector’s album is also available as a separate item which will house all 12 coins in the series and includes an abundance of lifelike yet imaginative illustrations, as well as fascinating information about the super talents of the dinosaurs featured. For additional information about this coin and the complete series, please visit the website of the Austrian Mint.
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