The Sabre-tooth tiger, also know as a Smilodon, is an extinct genus that lived in North America during the Pleistocene epoch. Several fossils have been found with one of the largest collections taken from the La Brea Tar Pits.The sabre-toothed tiger is one of the best known prehistoric animals. It is known to have roamed the mid-western US and parts of both North and South America and were named for the enormous canines. This beautiful proof silver coin was struck by the Perth Mint from 20 grams of .925 silver, for an Actual Silver Weight (ASW) of .5948 grams. It comes as shown in a Perth Mint issued presentation case with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.