Skip to comments.Canada's newest coin glows in the dark
Posted on 04/12/2012 9:36:45 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
The Royal Canadian Mint just can't sit still. Like a hyperactive kid, it has revamped Canadian cash, first introducing plastic bills and then killing the penny. Now it wants people to play with glow-in-the-dark quarters.
The mint's latest collectible coin features a dinosaur whose skeleton shines at night from beneath its scaly hide.
It's actually two images on one face, which could be a world's first. The other side depicts Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty does not glow in the dark.
Made of cupronickel, the coin has a face value of 25 cents but is much larger than a regular Canuck quarter.
It shows an artist's rendering of Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai, a 4-ton, 26-foot dinosaur discovered in Alberta in 1972. It's the first in a four-coin series of photo-luminescent prehistoric creatures.
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Sorry if this has already been posted. I searched and nothing came up...
Had you searched with the lights off it would have stood out more
Glow in the dark paper bills would be very handy. Just make the denominations glow a bit ....
Clever ideas, and I love the Dinosaur skeleton.
Governments all over the world have way too much time on their hands...
I can hardly wait for the Canadian Ballet Commemorative issue.
Yet another drawback to Monarchy.
I could be wrong but I think the Canadian mint is required to turn a profit by selling presentation coins and doing work for other mints.
lawyers will sue for ADA discrimination for blind people.
Awesome. Loonie, toonie, now, the gloonie. I gotta get some.
Where can I get some?
Speaking as a professional numismatist based in Britain, I have to say that Canada (and Australia) produce some the finest coins in the world. Ironically, these Commonwealth mints used to be branches of the Royal Mint, which now produces some of the shoddiest coins in the world, including the much-counterfeited £1 coin, which is so bad that even some of the fake ones look better than the genuine article...
On the other side, a rendering of a 5-foot Elizabethus Windsaurus (not quite prehistoric)
I’d pay $5 apiece for those.
Two Girls, One Coin ?? (diving for cover, grinning like hell)
Just as long as the glowing isn’t caused by radioactivity....
The jokes just write themselves.
One side shows a prehistoric dinosaur.
The other side has a glow-in-the-dark Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai.
Do you guys have a playoff season?
I heard that the Mint employees were going to go on strike.
Apparently, they want to make less money.