2017 Tuvalu $5 Tyrannosaurus Rex 5oz Silver ProofItem code: MMP094
As children, many of us loved the thought that, millions of years ago, there lived a strange bunch of gigantic reptiles that ruled the planet. So big were these beasts that even the tallest trees were dwarfed by comparison…
It is with real excitement that Melbourne Mint Coins is proud to present the 2017 $5 Tyrannosaurus Rex 5oz Silver Proof.
Almost two years ago, when starting work on a coin featuring one of the largest predators to ever walk the land, the most obvious approach was to begin with a BIG coin. At a full five ounces of 99.99% pure silver, that is certainly true about the 2017 T-Rex coin. It’s a monster.
Next, the design. The thrill of T-Rex is those massive, frightening jaws, possessing dozens of banana-sized, serrated teeth! Satisfyingly, this new 60mm silver coin depicts this prehistoric carnivore roaring, jaws wide open, seemingly crashing angrily through the rim of the coin, debris flying everywhere!
Struck on behalf of Melbourne Mint to a tiny worldwide mintage of just 500 coins, The Perth Mint has produced some of their best ever work on this dynamic dinosaur. Painstakingly including every millimetre of detail from the design provided, the mint then added several different minting finishes across T-Rex himself! The resultant coin looks amazing – and is something of which we are immensely proud.