In the past we’ve always associated Canada with the not so mighty leaf, but it looks like they’re trying to change their foliage. When you think Canada, from now on think dinosaurs. Glow in the dark dinosaurs.
Making a strong bid to be the home of Jurassic Park, whenever that sci-fi fantasy finally becomes a reality, Canada has announced that their newest quarter will feature the picture of a Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai. The Pachyrhinosaurus is a large herbivore dinosaur whose remains were discovered in Alberta back in 1974. It may have happened nearly forty years ago, but apparently they’re still pretty proud of it.
As if a dinosaur quarter wasn’t unique enough on its own, Canada has found a way to make the image turn into a glow in the dark skeleton when you shut out the lights. It uses a photo-luminescent which won’t, unlike most glow in the dark gadgets, ever wear out.
The Royal Canadian Mint will release the quarter on April 16 and according to the Vancouver Sun they’ll sell it at Canada Post outlets for $29.95. Wait, what?