Still continuing today, the youngest of all geologic periods, the Quaternary, features on the action-packed fifth and final coin in the Austrian Mint’s thrilling Prehistoric Life: Back from the Dead series. Not just the time when mammoths roamed the planet, the Quaternary is also the period when the most dangerous of all species – Homo sapiens – came into being.
Designed to thrill and enlighten children and adults alike, our stunning five-coin Prehistoric Life: Back from the Dead series brings the magnificent creatures that once roamed Europe back from extinction.
Developed in collaboration with the Natural History Museum Vienna, where the fossilised remains of the dinosaurs and early mammals featured on the coins are currently on display, the series spans the last quarter of a billion years in our planet's existence.
From the Triassic to the Quaternary, each Proof quality silver coin highlights evolutionary milestones from five geologic periods. Linking these chronologically, all five coins also features a timeline that gives the series a sense of continuity and guarantees collectors will be keen to complete this captivating collection.
A gateway to the fascinating and frightening world of prehistoric monsters, our free augmented reality App provides in-depth background information and brings the long-extinct creatures back to life in moving images that will delight coin collectors of all ages.