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The Rise of the Dinosaurs – Archosauria
Расцвет динозавров – Архозаврия
Presented by
South African Mint Company (RF) (Pry) Ltd
Nominal value
25 rand
31,107 g
38,725 mm
Silver 999°
15 000 pcs
Production quality
Brilliant Uncirculated
Designer: Richard C Stone, Illustrator: Kotie Geldenhuys, Die-engraver: Paul Botes
South African Mint Company (RF) (Pry) Ltd
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse features a fossil of a dinosaur skull, together with the words ‘Rise of the Dinosaurs’, ‘South Africa’ and ‘Archosauria’. The year 2020 is written as Roman numerals. 

Coelophysis rhodesiensis features as the dinosaur on the reverse of the coin, together with the denomination, the name of the coin series 'Natura' and the decription of the goup of dinosaurs, ‘Coelophysids’.
A brief annotation
Coelophysids were highly successful primitive theropod dinosaurs that occurred worldwide from the Late Triassic to Early Jurassic. Coelophysis rhodesiensis occurred in South Africa and Zimbabwe during the early part of the Jurassic period (approximately 201–199 million years ago). 

Coelophysis rhodesiensis was a small, agile dinosaur which preyed on small animals, possibly even small mammals which appeared around the same time. This slenderly built, bipedal dinosaur grew up to 3 m long and weighed about 32 kg.
New issue
№ 1(62) 2023
№ 1(62) 2023
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