Canadian Mint releases glow in the dark coin

The Royal Canadian Mint released a commemorative coin in memoriam of the dinosaur whose remains were discovered in Alberta’s Peace Country. Photo-luminescent technology that won’t wear off means the regular image of the dinosaur on the quarter will transform into a glowing skeleton in the dark.

You’ve read that right, the coin will essentially glow in the dark making it the first glow in the dark coin in the world. What’s really cool is that from what I gather, it will not be glowing in the dark like Tyco racesets, that need to recharge with light in order to glow briefly. Instead it will permanently glow, hopefully it will not also radiate anything significant outside of the visible light band; AKA Gamma or X-rays.

The quarter, which was released by the Royal Canadian Mint April 16, features Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai, a large herbivore whose bone fragments were discovered by Grande Prairie, Alta., science teacher Al Lakusta in 1974.

Next year, glow in the dark cereals and beyond.


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