Austria -3 Euro, Ornithomimus velox, 2022

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Monete 3 euro
Anno di emissione: 2022
Valore facciale: 3 Euro
Qualità: BU
Metallo: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 34 mm
Tiratura: 65.000
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The coin dedicated to Ornithomimus velox is the last coin of Supersaurs series. Ornithomimus velox bore some resemblance to the ostrich, albeit with a long tail and arms instead of wings. The dinosaur even had a toothless jaw that tapered into a beak. Weighing around 150 kilograms and measuring 4 metres from its beak to the tip of its long tail, Ornithomimus had lower legs that were significantly longer than its thighs, and elongated metatarsal bones, both typical characteristics of a fast runner. Computer models have calculated that Ornithomimus had a top speed of 60 to 80 kilometres per hour, but its powerful hind claws suggest that it was capable of defending itself and did not just use its speed to evade attack.