Canadian Mint’s 25 Cent Glow in the Dark Dinosaur

Posted on 5/21/2012

A fun coin for dinosaur lovers of any age.

The Canadian Royal Mint released the Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai dinosaur coin on April 16. The 25 cent coin is the first of a four-coin series of prehistoric creatures that glow-in-the-dark using photo-luminescent technology.

Canada 2012 25 Cent
Coloured Glow-in-the-Dark Dinosaur
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Only 25,000 coins were minted and they sold out quickly. This fun coin features an artist's rendering of a 4-ton dinosaur whose bone fragments were discovered in Alberta in the 1970s. After placing the coin in light for 30-60 seconds, turn off the lights to reveal the dinosaur’s skelton.

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