Sabre Tooth Tiger

This coin is part of series Prehistoric Wildlife

Saber-toothed cat or Sabre-toothed cat refers to the extinct subfamilies of Machairodontinae (Felidae), Barbourofelidae (Feliformia), and Nimravidae (Feliformia) as well as two families related to marsupials that were found worldwide from the Eocene Epoch to the end of the Pleistocene Epoch (42 myaŚ11,000 years ago), existing for approximately 42 million years. They are so called for their large, saber-like maxillary canine teeth, which extended from their mouths even when it was closed. Despite the name, not all animals known as saber-toothed cats were closely related to modern felines. The Nimravidae are the oldest, entering the landscape around 42 mya and becoming extinct by 7.2 mya. Barbourofelidae entered around 16.9 mya and were extinct by 9 mya. These two would have shared some habitats.

Key Selling Points:
Animals from the past everyone knows
Colorful design
Low mintage
Interesting country of issue

Art.-No CI1101 Metal Silver
Country Ivory Coast Fineness .925
Year 2011 Weight 20 gram
Face Value 1000 Francs Diameter 38.61 mm
Quality PROOF Mintage 1'000 pcs.
Special Features Partly colored coin
Scope of Delivery Capsule, box and certificate
Availability Issued



This coin is part of the Prehistoric Wildlife series.
The following coins are already issued in this series:

Back to Top