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20 Euro Cretaceous

Features

Country Austria
Period Second Republic (1945-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 20 Euro
20 EUR = 22 USD
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 20 g
Diameter 34 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 3230
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Prehistoric Life, Cretaceous - Life on the ground

Obverse

The remains of a pterosaur and a raptor discovered in a coal mine south of Vienna in 1855 and the the timeline of cretaceous (145 Mio - 66 Mio).

Lettering:
REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 2014
20
EURO
145 MIO
66 MIO
KREIDE

Engraver: Helmut Andexlinger

Reverse

A typical landscape from the period, in which a zalmoxes protects its eggs from a hungry struthiosaurius austriacus.

Engraver: Herbert Wähner

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Struthiosaurus (Latin struthio = ostrich + Greek sauros = lizard) is one of the smallest known and most basal genera of nodosaurid dinosaurs, from the Late Cretaceous period (Santonian-Maastrichtian) of Austria, Romania, France and Hungary in Europe. It was protected by body armour. Although estimates of its length vary, it may have been as small as 2.2 metres (7.2 ft) long.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  50,000 Proof

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