Thursday, April 19, 2012

Glow-in-the-dark Dinosaur Coin

I have seen coins of different sizes and colours that feature different people, animals and even objects...but I have never come across what I am about to show to all of you. Behold the very first GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Dinosaur coin rolled out by the Royal Canadian Mint. I can't believe that there is actually such a coin that will glow in the dark. Now you don't have to worry about grappling for your coins in the dark anymore. Heck! You can even use these coins to illuminate your dark room...sort of like a decoration. Ha :D

Behold the Dinosaur coin that will glow in the dark!

Then again...these coins can't actually be used (of course) for they are only collectibles. Then again it's really clever of the Royal Canadian Mint to come out such a brilliant series of collectible coins. This glow-in-the-dark quarter has actually 2 images on one face, which is a world's first. So you will have coin which feature a glowing dinosaur when it is in the dark; Flip the coin and you will find Queen Elizabeth on the other side...who, unfortunately, does not glow in the dark (no pun intended). Haha :D

The other side: No. Her Majesty will not glow in the dark.

This latest glow-in-the-dark coin features Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai, a 4-ton, 26-foot dinosaur discovered in Alberta in 1972. Expose the coin to sunlight, fluorescent or incandescent light for 30 to 6 0 seconds then bring the coin into dark and BAM~you can see the skeleton of the dinosaur. Super awesome right? It is the first in a four-series of luminescent dinosaurs. Hmm...I wonder what are the other 3 dinosaurs. Made of cupronickel, this coin has a face value of 25 cents but it is much larger than a regular your Canuck quarter.

For US$29.95 I think it is value for money.

This photo-luminescence dinosaur coin will never wear. Meaning that you take it out 50 years later and it will still glow in the dark after being exposed to light. This made it more priceless right? There will only be 25,000 of these limited edition glow-in-the-dark Dinosaur coin worldwide. Each coin will only cost you US$29.95, which is relatively cheap if you ask me. I really, really, really, wanted to buy my very first glow-in-the-dark coin...too won't ship to Malaysia! Why? Damn it! :'(