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Canada 2012 Glow in the Dark Prehistoric Creatures #1 - Pachyrhinosaurus Dinosaur 25 Cents Crown-Size Colorized Quarter Specimen with Photoluminescent Technology

Canada 2012 Glow in the Dark Prehistoric Creatures #1 - Pachyrhinosaurus Dinosaur 25 Cents Crown-Size Colorized Quarter Specimen with Photoluminescent Technology

Manufacturer: Canada
SKU: 03953
Price: $129.95 $119.95
List Price: $149.95 - Savings: $30.00
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Vibrant color and photoluminescent technology combine for two views of this prehistoric monster on this affordable, crown size dinosaur quarter!

Sold out at the Mint!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 desirable dinosaur theme, we believe this crown sized color quarter will be sought after for years to come!

Availability 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!

Photoluminescent Dinosaur Coins
Here are the Dinosaur Glow in the Dark Crown-Sized Color Quarters released so far:

    2012 Pachyrhinosaurus
    2013 Quetzalcoatlus
    2013 Tylosaurus

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The extinct, heavily armored and horned dinosaur Pachyrhinosaurus, a herbivore, showing its armored frill and horns!Glow in the Dark Photoluminescence Technology
This new dinosaur coin features a new and patented technology from the Royal Canadian Mint, a special finish selectively applied to the dinosaur image. The RCM leads the world 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.

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Pachyrhinosaurus - An Ancient Mystery!
The extinct, heavily armored and horned dinosaur Pachyrhinosaurus, a herbivore, showing its armored frill and horns!Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai 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 fossils 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 means “thick-nosed lizard”) and a hefty frill of bone on the back 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.

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The extinct, heavily armored and horned dinosaur Pachyrhinosaurus, a herbivore, showing its armored frill and horns! The Pachyrhinosaurus 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:

    2012 Pachyrhinosaurus
    2013 Quetzalcoatlus
    2013 Tylosaurus
    Prehistoric Creature #4

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Technology Note
The Pachyrhinosaurus Photoluminescent Crown-Size Color Quarter features the Royal Canadian Mint’s patented colorization technology. The RCM leads the world 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.

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The Specimen Finish
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 finish.

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Glow In The Dark Dinosaur Quarter in Package
Obverse
By day, a full color depiction of the dinosaur Pachyrhinosaurus. In the dark, a photoluminescent depiction of its armored and horned skeleton. This design has been approved by the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, and is highlighted in an unique patina by the Royal Canadian Mint's proprietary color and glow-in-the-dark technologies. The date of issue and denomination are both indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a custom, full-color outer sleeve with glow in the dark elements! An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2012
   
Face Value 25 Cents
Weight 12.61 g
Diameter 35 mm
Mintage Limit    25,000
   
Finish Specimen with Color
Composition Copper Nickel
Edge Plain
   
Artist Julius T. Csotonyi
Certificate Individually Numbered


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