Discover Your Treasure...

    SAVE 20% on a chain or leather cord when you purchase any treasure. Use coupon code: CHAIN

    Specimen coins and artifacts make the perfect gift - and we have luxury gift wrapping available to make gift giving easy!

    We add new blogs and videos weekly - join our email list below for quick notification!

    Large Amber 3" Fossilized Sand Dollar 150 Million-Years-Old | Artifact #G3018

    Size Guide
    Size Guide for Ladies & Gentlemen
    Pendant Necklace and Ring Size Guide
    Size Guide for Ladies & Gentlemen
    Pendant Necklace and Ring Size Guide

    This Sand Dollar Lived 150 Million Years Ago... and is now immortalized in stone

    A Sand Dollar is the endoskeleton of an animal, specifically and Echinoderm – the group of animals made up of starfish, sea cucumbers, crinoids and sea urchins. It is this endoskeleton that you see washed up on the beaches here on the Oregon coast. Biologists call this rigid skeleton a “test.”

    Like its very close relative the sea urchin, Sand Dollars have a set of five pores arranged in a petal-like pattern. The Sand Dollar uses the pores to move sea water into their internal water-vascular system, allowing them to move. The small, round hole on the underside of the Sand Dollar is its mouth. Sand Dollars live partially buried in the sand at an angle in calm water. If the water is rough, the Sand Dollar lies flat. They eat tiny particles and organisms that float through sea water.

    And What is a Fossil?

    A fossil is the prehistoric remains of a plant or animal. Most fossils are created when a plant or animal is buried under layer after layer of sand and mud. Under the massive pressure of hundreds of thousands of years these layers become sedimentary rock. Minerals from the rock seep into the plant or animal, replacing them with a perfect replica in stone.

    Our BEST PRICE PROMISE to You...

    Don't worry! We don't artificially inflate our prices in order to have artificial "sales" or "discounts." We honor every customer by offering the best value possible - every day. That's our Best Price Promise to you.

    100% Authentic • Speedy Shipping • Easy Returns

    100% Lifetime Guarantee
    Every treasure is guaranteed authentic and come with a Certificate of Authenticity and  Documentation Package at no extra charge. Get the full details here>>>

    Speedy Shipping
    Shipping within the U.S. is free, and discounted worldwide. Your order ships in 24 - 48 hours. Expedited shipping is available at checkout! Get the full details here>>>

    Exchanges & Returns
    We want you to be thrilled with your treasure for a lifetime! We offer a full, No-Questions-Asked 21 Day Exchange or Return guarantee. Get the full details here>>>