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2016 Canadian $10 Day of the Dinosaurs Spiked Lizard 1/2 oz Silver Coin BU

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It may have been millions of years since dinosaurs ruled and roamed the lands, but they are brought back to life with visually stunning colorized coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Day of the Dinosaur Series of silver coins offers collectors a way to own a piece of ancient history, with designs from artist Julius Csotonyi. The 2016 Canadian $10 Day of the Dinosaurs: Spiked Lizard 1/2 oz Silver Coin features the Styracosaurus. The first coin in the series was called Terror of the Sky and featured a fierce-looking Quetzalcoatlus flying through the sky. These coins contain Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.

Coin Highlights:

  • Delivered protected in maroon clamshell, with black case!
  • 2nd design released in the Day of the Dinosaur Series!
  • 10,000 limited mintage!
  • Contains Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
  • Face value of $10 (CAD), legal tender fully backed by Canadian government.
  • Obverse design features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse design features a colorized image of Spiked Lizard.

The 2016 Canadian $10 Day of the Dinosaurs: Spiked Lizard 1/2 oz Silver Coin is in BU condition. It makes a great addition to any collection, particularly for those who have a deep appreciation for dinosaurs.

The coin is in BU condition, which means that it has no signs of being handled as coins in circulation will. The Royal Canadian Mint has a reputation for producing beautifully designed coins, and this is reflected in the Day of the Dinosaurs series of silver coins.


The obverse design of the 2016 Canadian $10 Day of the Dinosaurs: Spiked Lizard 1/2 oz Silver Coin features the right-profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Designed by Susanna Blunt in 2003, this image has been used on all Canadian coinage since. The portrait is featured next to engravings of Elizabeth II and D.G. Regina, which is a Latin title that translates to By the Grace of God, Queen.


The reverse side of the 2016 Canadian $10 Day of the Dinosaurs: Spiked Lizard 1/2 oz Silver Coin features the design of the Spiked Lizard, as it meanders through a forest. The dinosaur, known as the Styracosaurus, is finished in vibrant colors that help to add life to this now extinct creature. Also featured on the reverse side is the nation and year of issue, along with the coins face value. creatures massive frame is finished in a brilliant color that brings it to life. Engravings on this side include the nation of issue, year of issue, and the face value of the coin.

Artist Julius Csotonyis designed this beautiful dinosaur. The artwork has been verified by paleontologists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology as being accurate.


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Product Details

Year 2016
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Royal Canadian Mint
Diameter 34 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination $10 CAD
Country Canada
Designer (Obverse) Susanna Blunt
Designer (Reverse) Julius Csotonyi
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Day of the Dinosaurs
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 10,000
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Packaging Dimensions 2.8x2.8x1.55
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2572718