Melbourne Mint (a distributor and not a striking facility) is
launching a Proof Tyrannosaurus Rex 5-ounce .9999 fine silver $5 coin
in the name of Tuvalu on May 2.
The coin was struck by the Perth Mint.
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The reverse of the coin shows the dinosaur’s ferocious mouth gaping
open, ready to attack, with T-REX below in a cartoonish style.
The obverse carries the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
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The coin has a diameter of 60 millimeters, allowing the design to
have greater effect. The coin has a mintage limited to 500 pieces.
The American distributor is GovMint.com, but no pricing information
was available as of April 24.
To learn more about the coin, visit the Melbourne Mint website.