This huge fossil dinosaur tooth is from the largest meat-eating dinosaur that ever lived, Carcharodontosaurus. It is a massive GENUINE specimen with all the premium features that advanced dinosaur tooth collectors look for - SIZE, color, serrations and enamel. What is even more amazing despite its enormous size, it is UNBROKEN! The high-res close-up images above show the proof. A highly unique feature is the natural feeding wear on the tip! While the tooth measures an impressive 3.75" long on the leading edge as it is, the tooth is really a 4.75 inch tooth if it were not for this feeding wear! That is enormous and one of the largest teeth we have offered in the last 20+ years!!!
A tooth like this is VERY RARE in large meat-eating dinosaur teeth since a dinosaur this size had to feed so frequently to maintain its enormous body mass, most teeth when ejected from the jaw, are badly damaged and broken if not at that moment, over time in the ground. While there is some surface erosion and enamel loss, the original enamel is naturally lustrous and a beautiful, mesmerizing mix of intense salmon pink, burnt orange, bright and dark reds and deep brown. This tooth is A TRUE INVESTMENT FOSSIL since fossil dinosaur teeth of this caliber are VERY RARE. A RARE and HIGHLY IMPRESSIVE genuine INVESTMENT FOSSIL DINOSAUR TOOTH from the largest meat-eating dinosaur that ever lived
Large Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur teeth of fine quality AND LACKING RESTORATION OR ENHANCEMENT have sharply appreciated in price and rarity. As fewer fine grade specimens are found and more and more collectors demand them, the logistics of their investment potential and continued appreciation is obvious. Even so, they are still a bargain compared to equal quality T. rex teeth with many of those specimens selling in the MANY thousands WITH restoration and considerable reconstruction. Fine large Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur teeth will continue to escalate in price as time goes on. It is highly probable that in the coming years, the market will catch up to these teeth. No where can you acquire a large theropod fossil dinosaur tooth for this price like you can for this dinosaur! It is our opinion that fossil Carcharodontosaurus dinosaur teeth of size and top quality are the biggest bargain and most undervalued fossil in the dinosaur tooth market today. Past experience has already shown a trend in rapidly escalating prices over the last 10 years of large, top grade teeth. It is logical that this will continue on a faster scale since the supply is so limited now and collector buyer base keeps growing.
If you are looking for a well-preserved tooth in this size class, this is a highly recommended choice. Quality Carcharodontosaurus teeth such as this example represent one of the fastest appreciating values in dinosaur teeth on the market.
Many large dinosaur teeth in the market today have been subject to extensive enhancement and fabrication. As the prices for large specimens continues to climb, the profits that can be gained illicitly are obvious and unless you are well-versed in restoration and repair, even dealers have been fooled. We have seen composites of a root from one tooth attached to the crown of another specimen. We have also seen massive but heavily worn stub teeth with fabricated tips and the entire tooth stained to a lustrous and "too good to be true" finish. This is usually evident in such well-defined and wavy color line where the crown color meets the lower root portion. If you see a large tooth in today's market that is of such extraordinary perfect condition, you should be HIGHLY SUSPECT AND GET EVERY POSSIBLE GUARANTEE OF NO FABRICATION OR RESTORATION IN WRITING BY THE DEALER!!! Ebay is THE worse for getting stuck by these. One dealer routinely sells amazingly large and extraordinary specimens that are mostly plastic. After years of doing this, he still has somehow avoided even a NEUTRAL feedback!!!
Don't be fooled when you are shopping for ANY large dinosaur teeth. These are common practices of both unscrupulous and uninformed dealers. It really pays to know who you are buying from! We see both of these practices done quite frequently in the large tooth market and numerous junk teeth are selling for ridiculous high prices as well as "too good to be true" prices. (ESPECIALLY on EBAY where fake EVERYTHING is RAMPANT!)
Stick with a dealer who actually has direct experience with performing restoration work so he or she intimately KNOWS what to look for. This is MUST! We have over two decades of experience in this field and we WILL DISCLOSE any work done when we sell a specimen.