Here's a new and
exciting treasure that will just blow you away! Combining two
proprietary technologies, color
and the revolutionary photoluminescence
the Royal Canadian Mint ups the numismatic ante once more - the glow-in-the-dark
effect is phenomenal! Certain to intrigue adults, delight youngsters,
and send collectors into a frenzy, we can't recommend this inexpensive
coin enough! With its extremely affordable price point and extremely
theme, we believe this crown
sized color quarter
will be sought after for years to come!
Notice - This
first-ever Glow in the Dark Dinosaur coin sold out at the Mint
seemingly in minutes, as we predicted. Please avail yourself of this
unique opportunity to acquire one (or more) while you still can!
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Glow-in-the-Dark Dinosaur series!
in the Dark
This new dinosaur coin
and patented technology from the Royal Canadian Mint, a special finish
selectively applied to the dinosaur
image. The RCM leads the
with its proprietary technologies, in which the finish is
actually sealed on the coin. This photoluminescent
technology makes the dinosaur fossil glow in the dark! The effect can
be seen through the capsule and will not wear out. Sunlight is best,
but fluorescent and incandescent lights (as found in most households)
can also be used to activate the special photo-luminescent substance
which makes the bones of the dinosaur glow. For best effect, expose the
coin to one of these light sources for about a minute, then view in the
dark to reveal the dino's skeleton.
here for more great Glow in the Dark coins!
Pachyrhinosaurus - An
was first discovered in 1972 by a science teacher from Grande Prairie,
Alberta named Al Lakusta. In what would prove a significant discovery,
Lakusta located the dinosaur
in a rich bed of prehistoric bones at Pipestone Creek, Alberta. The
bone bed is perched on the steep wall of a valley carved through
bedrock, exposing strata of the Wapiti Formation. When the area was
finally excavated in 1986, paleontologists from the Royal Tyrrell
Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta, were amazed to find an
enormous wealth of bones - some areas of the site averaged 100 bones
per square yard!
The Pachyrhinosaurus herd that these researchers ultimately uncovered
is a species of ceratopsid (or horned dinosaur) from North
America’s Late Cretaceous period. These formidable beasts
measured up to 26 feet (8 meters) in length and weighed up to four
tons. The most distinctive feature of this amazing beast is its massive
head, which is dominated by large bony structures called
“bosses” above the nose and eyes (Pachyrhinosaurus
“thick-nosed lizard”) and a hefty frill of bone on
of its skull festooned with small horns.
While their substantial amour of facial and cranial bone suggests a
menacing nature, Pachyrhinosaurus was actually a herbivore that
survived on tough, fibrous plants.
here for more coins featuring prehistoric dinosaurs!
Photoluminescent Crown-Size Color Quarter
is the first
entry in the new and extremely popular Glow-in-the-Dark
Prehistoric Creatures Series
. The program is scheduled to
have four entries:
Mystery Beast #2
Mystery Creature #3
Prehistoric Creature #4
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Glow-in-the-Dark Prehistoric Creatures series!
The Pachyrhinosaurus Photoluminescent Crown-Size Color Quarter
Mint’s patented colorization technology. The RCM leads the
with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is
actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients,
and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning, full-color
portrait on each coin.
This coin features the uniquely-Canadian "specimen" finish, a
three-fold combination of different finishes. The design (raised area
or relief) includes both frosted and mirrored surfaces, while the
fields (background) are subtly striated, resulting in a contrasting,
matte appearance. No other mint in the world employs the specimen