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Canada's newest coin glows in the dark

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:08 PM

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The Royal Canadian Mint just can't sit still. Like a hyperactive kid, it has revamped Canadian cash, first introducing plastic bills and then killing the penny. Now it wants people to play with glow-in-the-dark quarters.

The mint's latest collectible coin features a dinosaur whose skeleton shines at night from beneath its scaly hide.

It's actually two images on one face, which could be a world's first. The other side depicts Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty does not glow in the dark.

Made of cupronickel, the coin has a face value of 25 cents but is much larger than a regular Canuck quarter.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

Do they paint it with radium like those watches in the 50's?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

View PostTaun, on 13 April 2012 - 03:04 PM, said:

Do they paint it with radium like those watches in the 50's?

LOL.  If they are like the poppy quarters, this will just wear off in a matter of time and it will be a waste of money...

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

I don't even know what to say to this.

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