Canadian Glow in the Dark Dinosaurs

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I remember collecting the state quarters that would come out each year when I was younger.  I was so excited to find each one.  My grandfather and I would always compare our change and try to find the quarters in the best condition. My grandpa always had the shiniest quarters, and always the states I didn’t have yet.  I always assumed he was some sort of currency sorcerer commissioned by the Federal Reserve to make my dreams come true, but of course, he just stopped at the bank on his way home from work.  Those state quarters were the cat’s pajamas, that is, until I heard about the coin Canada has just released:

GLOW IN THE DARK DINOSAURS!!

First Canada made the logical decision to remove their penny from circulation, and now they’ve released this timeless gem.  Exposed to light, the quarter looks like a normal 25 cent piece, or as normal as a quarter featuring a giant prehistoric lizard can appear. An image of Queen Elizabeth is featured on one side, and a Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai, which was discovered in Canada in 1972, is featured on the tails side. In the absence of light, the dinosaur sheds its flesh to reveal its glow-in-the-dark skeleton.

Additionally, the luminescence of the coin is guaranteed by the Canadian mint to never fade.  If you’d like to purchase the coin from the mint it costs 30$.

First New Zealand comes out with Hobbit gold coins, and now Canada is rocking glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs.  The USA is still stuck with the Sacagawea dollar, which everyone was, and still is, generally confused about.

Does anyone else in the states want to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle legal tender hit the streets?  Not only would it set the soul of America ablaze once more, but people also wouldn’t feel as bad about accidentally dropping money down sewers.

Turtle Power!

 

Sources:

http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/dinosaur-25cent-coloured-glowinthedark-coin-2012-prod1290004#.UOsDLW9X3y8

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/canada-says-going-pull-penny-circulation-221558392.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachyrhinosaurus

https://wondergressive.com/2012/10/12/new-zealand-hobbit-coins-are-legal-tender/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacagawea_dollar

New Zealand Hobbit Coins are Legal Tender

New Zealand has begun to distribute gold coins with Dwarvish and English inscriptions depicting pictures of various Tolkien characters in anticipation for the first installation of the new Hobbit Movie.

Most of the coins have a retail value of $3027 but are only worth $10 at face value.  They are also offering $1 coins worth just over $29.

I’m confident all true Tolkien fans will be investing in these invaluable treasures and heading to the Prancing Pony for some quality belligerence.