Canadian Mint Issues New Glow-in-the-Dark Dino Quarter

Check out the new glow-in-the-dark dino coin from the Canadian Mint!

By Blake Eligh

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Photography from Canada Post

Is there anything better than dinosaurs? How about glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs? How about glow-in-the-dark dinos on 25-cent coins?

The Canadian Mint is set to release its first-ever glowing coin. The new quarter features a Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai dinosaur. Looking something like a Triceratops, the Pachyrhinosaurus was discovered in a Grand Prairie creekbed in Alberta in 1973.

By the light of day, the coin shows a brown and tan dinosaur as it might have appeared when alive. But darkness reveals the coin’s secret—a photoluminescent dinosaur skeleton.

The Mint made just 25,000 of the coins, which are the first in a series of four glow-in-the-dark prehistoric creatures. The dino quarters have a face value of 25 cents, but can be bought online or at Canada Post locations for $30.

We can think of a few future paleontologists who would love to add these to their dino collections.

Photography from Canada Post

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