|Actual Metal Weight:||1 ozt|
|Face Value:||1000 Francs|
|Packaging:||Box and COA|
Transport yourself to the the early Pleistocene era with the 2013 Baby Smilodon Sabre Toothed Tiger silver coin! This .999 fine silver is from the landlocked African country of Burkina Faso. Only 500 of these silver 1000 francs coins were minted! The Real Eye Effect used on this design gives the coin added appeal.
The obverse of this coin shows the endearing face of a baby smilodon. Because of the Real Eye Effect, the baby smilodon looks as if it truly is alive! The reverse depicts the national emblem of Burkina Faso. The emblem is a depiction of two horses supporting a shield and all are encompassed by two banners naming the country, "BURKINA FASO," and the national motto, "Unité, Progrés, Justice." Written along the top rim of the reverse is the name, "REPUBLIQUE DU BURKINA FASO," and along the bottom rim is the denomination.
There are several species of smilodon which overlap in time of existence. Most of the smilodon are believed to have inhabited ancient North and South America. This belief is supported by the thousands of smilodon fossils found in an ancient tar pit in California. While many fossils have already been discovered, it is suggested that there are still many more to be discovered!
While there may be many smilodon fossils in the archaeological record, there are only 500 Smilodon Sabre Toothed Tiger coins in existence. So, hurry to Gainesville Coins to purchase your 2013 Baby Smilodon Sabre Toothed Tiger 1 ounce silver coin today!