World Coins

Perth Mint strikes 5-ounce Tyrannosaurus Rex coin

Issued for Tuvalu, a Proof 5-ounce .9999 fine silver $5 coin depicts the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. The coin has a mintage limit of 500 pieces.

Images courtesy of the Melbourne Mint.

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, but no pricing information was available as of April 24. 

To learn more about the coin, visit the Melbourne Mint website.

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