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2023 2 oz Canada Smilodon Sabre-Tooth Cat 99.99% Silver Coin BU

CAD $78.51
1CAD $73.10

SKU: 0000655

2023 2 oz Canada Smilodon Sabre-Tooth Cat 99.99% Silver Coin BU

It’s the most famous prehistoric Ice Age predator, and if you were a young mammoth or mastodon, the last thing you’d want to see is Smilodon fatalis suddenly lunging at you and flashing its oversized fangs! A variety of bullion coins and bars are available to purchase through select dealers. The retail price of bullion products is based on the international gold, silver and platinum market prices, which vary daily. Bullion coins do not have any fixed mintage unless otherwise stated. “Smilodon” means “scalpel tooth,” a fitting descriptor for an ancient big cat whose deadly canines measured up to 18 centimetres long. A key top predator, the sabre-toothed cat would have stalked large herbivores—horses, camels, giant ground sloths and more—by hiding and pouncing on them, much like today’s big cats. Despite being synonymous with the Ice Age, you won’t find Smilodon perched atop a glacier—this prehistoric big cat preferred warmer climes. Its fossils are among the most common ones found in the tar pit deposits of California, but its range extended across ice-free areas of North, Central and South America. In 2019, a 35,000-to-40,000-year-old bone became the first verified evidence of Smilodon fatalis’ existence in the prehistoric plains of southern Alberta, before becoming extinct at the end of the Pleistocene epoch, around 11,700 years ago.

Special Features

  • Includes two cutting-edge security features: precise radial lines and a micro-engraved lasered maple leaf with the numeral “23” (visible under magnification) to denote the coin’s year of issue.
  • Masterfully crafted by Royal Canadian Mint engravers using a variety of engraving techniques and finishes, which bring depth and texture to this unforgettable portrait of the fearsome Ice Age carnivore.
  • An attractive acquisition for both first-time precious metal buyers and long-term investors.
  • No fixed mintage.

Mintage :

Metal: Silver

Purity: 99.99%

Weight: 2 oz

Diameter: 38 mm