2022 $1 Dinosaurs Down Under Privy Mark & Mintmark 4-Coin Set

$30.00

This 2022 Royal Australian Mint 4-Coin set contains ‘C’ Mintmark and ‘S’, ‘M’ and ‘B’ Privy Mark $1 coins.
Set comes in illustrated sleeve with case. Struck to Uncirculated quality by the RAM, this set commemorates the Platypterygius australis, an Australian Dinosaur.

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Description

Platypterygius australis, an ichthyosaur (marine reptile), lived 105 to 100 million years ago and swam the Eromanga Sea, a large inland seaway that covered much of Eastern Australia during the Cretaceous. Platypterygius weighed 3500kg and possessed an elongated jaw with over 200 teeth that it swept through the water to catch its prey of fish and squid.

This species swam in a large inland seaway called the Eromanga Sea that covered much of Eastern Australia during the Cretaceous period.

Size: ~3500kg.
Diet: Fish and squid.
Discovery: In 1990 Mary Waded studied a wide range of ichthyosaur material from Australia and concluded that the fossils represented a new species.
Age: 105.3 to 99.7 million years ago. Cretaceous period

This 2022 Royal Australian Mint 4-Coin set contains ‘C’ Mintmark and ‘S’, ‘M’ and ‘B’ Privy Mark $1 coins.
Set comes in illustrated sleeve with case.

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