3 euros AUSTRIA 2020 Ankylosaurus Glow in the Dark
Given just how tough the armoured
ankylosaurus magniventris was, it is not surprising that this massive
herbivore was one of the last large non-avian dinosaurs to roam the
earth. Looking like a four-legged tank with a broad torso covered in
humps, spines and protected by a bone-plated corset, not to mention
horns pointing backwards from the back of its head, ankylosaurus
magniventris is brought to life in vivid detail on the fourth coloured
coin in the Supersaurs series.
Only appearing a couple of million
years before the extinction of non-flying dinosaurs, at the end of the
cretaceous period some 68–66 million years ago, ankylosaurus
magniventris measured 9 metres in length and weighed around 3.5 tons.
Needing to eat up to 60 kg of food per day, the dinosaur thus had little
time for anything else. This has led some experts to speculate that the
beast’s extraordinarily wide belly – hence ‘magniventris’ –
accommodated a digestive system that was able to process food in
several stages.Ankylosaurus magniventris features all 12 of the extreme prehistoric animals in the Supersaurs series in
silhouette on its obverse, while a colour-printed ankylosaurus is shown
in its native prehistoric habitat, with a predator in the background,
on the coin’s glow-in-the-dark reverse. The 3 euro Supersaurs coins are legal tender in Austria.
PaisAustriaValor facial3 eurosAño 2020Diametro34 mmPeso16 gramosAleacciónCuNi 25ColecciónDinosaurios..
3 euros AUSTRIA 2020 Mosasaurus Glow in the DarkThe prehistoric behemoth that features on the third coin in the Supersaurs series is the largest flying animal to have ever dominated the skies – Arambourgiania. With a beak like a pelican, a neck like a giraffe, wings like a giant bat and a crest like a Mohican haircut, this extraordinary pterosaur is brought colourfully back to life on this superb coin. Widespread short-tailed flying reptiles that died out at the end of the Cretaceous period some 66 million years ago, Arambourgiania were enormous creatures. Researchers estimate that the largest species had a 3-metre-long neck, a 13-metre wingspan and stood 5 metres tall. The earliest vertebrates known to have evolved powered flight, pterosaurs are often referred to as "flying dinosaurs". While that is not the case, they were more closely related to dinosaurs than to contemporary reptiles such as the crocodile.Arambourgiania features all 12 of the extreme prehistoric animals in the Supersaurs series in silhouette on its obverse, while a colour-printed Arambourgiania is shown in its native prehistoric habitat on the coin’s glow-in-the-dark reverse. The 3 euro Supersaurs coins are legal tender in Austria.PaisAustriaValor facial3 eurosAño 2020Diametro34 mmPeso16 gramosAleacciónCuNi 25ColecciónDinosaurios..
3 euros AUSTRIA 2020 Mosasaurus Glow in the DarkThe largest and most impressive animals to have ever lived are celebrated in Supersaurs. The series brings prehistoric giants back to life in the shape of 12 superb glow-in-the-dark coins, each one dedicated to a prehistoric behemoth that ruled the waves, roamed the land or dominated the skies. The second coin features Mosasaurus, the largest marine reptile, which hunted in the seas of the late Cretaceous period before dying out some 66 million years ago.Descended from land-dwelling monitor lizards, though equipped with flippers, Mosasaurus was a carnivorous sea-dwelling reptile found in Western Europe and North America, and possibly in Japan and New Zealand. Mosasaurus means ‘Meuse lizard’, as the first specimen was found near the River Meuse in the Netherlands. The giant reptile comprised almost 40 different genera with numerous species, the largest known, M. hoffmanni, reaching lengths of up to 17 meters. Experts believe that Mosasaurus lived near the surface of the water, where it preyed on fish, turtles, birds, pterosaurs and plesiosaurs. Despite its ability to do so, it is believed that Mosasaurus did not dive into deeper waters.Mosasaurus features all 12 of the extreme prehistoric animals in the Supersaurs series in silhouette on its obverse, while a color-printed Mosasaurus is shown hunting in a seascape on the coin’s glow-in-the-dark reverse. The 3 euro Supersaurs coins are legal tender in Austria.PaisAustriaValor facial3 eurosAño 2020Diametro34 mmPeso16 gramosAleacciónCuNi 25ColecciónDinosaurios..
Glow in dark
Three years since enthusiasts keen to get their hands on the much-coveted Colourful Creatures coins
began queueing outside the Austrian Mint shop on the day of issue, the
bestselling series is now drawing to a close in the shape of the Crayfish, the twelfth and final glow-in-the-dark coin in the series.
Freshwater relatives of the much
bigger lobster, which they resemble closely, crayfish live only in
unpolluted streams, river and lakes as they cannot tolerate contaminated
water sources. For this reason, although once abundant throughout the
continent, the European crayfish, also known as the noble crayfish, has
seen its numbers dwindle. Moreover, it is susceptible to the crayfish
plague carried by the invasive North American signal crayfish, so is
listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List. A traditional food
source, particularly in Scandinavia, the European crayfish is generally
considered to be the finest edible crayfish. The Crayfish features all 12 animals in the Colourful Creatures series
in silhouette on its obverse, while a colour-printed crayfish is shown
on the coin’s glow-in-the-dark reverse. The first ever Austrian 3 euro
coins, Colourful Creatures are legal tender in Austria.
Total weight: 16.00 gAlloy: CuNi 25Diameter: 34.00 mmCoin design: Mag. Helmut Andexlinger, Anna RastlFace value: 3 EuroCollection: Colourful CreaturesQuality: Special uncirculatedCountry: Austria..
Glow in darkJust like certain nocturnal species, the animals featured on the twelve
extraordinary coins in our new Colourful Creatures series become active
at night − by glowing in the dark. The series has special appeal for
children, who can enjoy the coins long after they have gone to bed, but
we believe the series is going to prove popular with animal lovers and
coin collectors of all ages.
Total weight: 16.00 gAlloy: CuNi 25Diameter: 34.00 mmCoin design: Anna RastlDate of issue: 22.02.2017Face value: 3 EuroCollection: Colourful CreaturesQuality: Special uncirculatedCountry: Austria..