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Canada's newest coin glows in the dark
Yahoo News ^ | 4-11-12

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: coin; collecting; numismatics

Sorry if this has already been posted. I searched and nothing came up...

1 posted on 04/12/2012 9:36:48 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Had you searched with the lights off it would have stood out more


2 posted on 04/12/2012 9:39:50 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

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.

Nice work!!


3 posted on 04/12/2012 9:40:02 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Governments all over the world have way too much time on their hands...


4 posted on 04/12/2012 9:40:06 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I can hardly wait for the Canadian Ballet Commemorative issue.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 9:44:27 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

lol


6 posted on 04/12/2012 9:45:29 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Her Majesty does not glow in the dark.

Yet another drawback to Monarchy.

7 posted on 04/12/2012 9:46:52 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
Governments all over the world have way too much time on their hands...

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.

8 posted on 04/12/2012 9:47:50 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Hodar

lawyers will sue for ADA discrimination for blind people.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 9:51:31 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Awesome. Loonie, toonie, now, the gloonie. I gotta get some.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 9:52:26 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Where can I get some?


11 posted on 04/12/2012 9:53:58 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

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...


12 posted on 04/12/2012 10:08:57 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
It shows an artist's rendering of Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai, a 4-ton, 26-foot dinosaur discovered in Alberta in 1972

On the other side, a rendering of a 5-foot Elizabethus Windsaurus (not quite prehistoric)

13 posted on 04/12/2012 10:11:10 AM PDT by mikrofon (A "Liz" on each face ;)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I’d pay $5 apiece for those.


14 posted on 04/12/2012 10:16:51 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: BuffaloJack

Two Girls, One Coin ?? (diving for cover, grinning like hell)


15 posted on 04/12/2012 10:29:36 AM PDT by Salgak
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Just as long as the glowing isn’t caused by radioactivity....


16 posted on 04/12/2012 10:39:32 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The jokes just write themselves.

One side shows a prehistoric dinosaur.

The other side has a glow-in-the-dark Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 11:44:20 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Professional numismatist?

Do you guys have a playoff season?


18 posted on 04/12/2012 1:41:51 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

interesting


19 posted on 04/12/2012 2:14:51 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I heard that the Mint employees were going to go on strike.

Apparently, they want to make less money.

Cheers,
Jim


20 posted on 04/12/2012 5:54:44 PM PDT by gymbeau (We're all Breitbart now!)
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To: gymbeau

lol...


21 posted on 04/13/2012 4:32:01 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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