Canada’s newest coin glows in the dark
Royal Canadian Mint)
Canadian money authorities just can’t sit still. Like a hyperactive kid, they have revamped Canadian cash, first introducing plastic bills and then killing the penny. Now they want people to play with glow-in-the-dark quarters.
The Royal Canadian 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.
The mint says the skeleton can best be seen aft… [Read more]
So long, Canadian penny. I won’t miss you
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