The fearsome predator features on both sides of Tertiary – Life on the Ground. On the obverse we see the animal itself as well as a detailed representation of its skull containing its trademark ‘sabre’ teeth. The latter fits cleverly within the timeline corresponding to the Tertiary period, which was actually divided into the Paleogene and Neogene periods of the Cenozoic era. This feature unites all five coins and is yet another reason for completing this fascinating series. On the reverse, an action scene shows a sabre-toothed cat attacking a startled chalicotherium, an odd-looking herbivore with long-clawed forelimbs. Both sides show the swampy natural habitat common in a period when the climate cooled to the extent that the first glacier appeared at the South Pole about 30 million years ago. Struck in Proof quality only to a maximum mintage of 50,000, the coin is available in our Classic packaging option with information about the prehistoric period, as well as our Discoverer edition, which features a wealth of extras.
Downloadable entirely free of charge, our purpose-built augmented reality App is the gateway to the fascinating and frightening world of prehistoric monsters.
From now on you can not only find out everything about the mysterious creatures that appear in ourPrehistoric Life: Back from the Deadcoin series but also enjoy an exciting game that features the nothosaurus and other prehistoric animals.
Test your skill at finding coins in our new game “Coin Quest“ by steering different 3D prehistoric animals through a realistic environment. To play the game, use your mobile device to move in all directions to earn points by clicking on the hidden coins. To help you find the location of the coins, you can exchange five seconds of your time for a clue using the help button. If you find all the coins before your time runs out, you receive bonus points. Once you have collected all the coins at one level, you can proceed to the next level. The game ends when you fail to collect all the hidden coins in the allocated time.
To download and activate the App just follow the simple steps below.
2. As soon as the App is fully downloaded click on it to start the feature.
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