The Canadian Mint makes a glow in the dark dinosaur coin

That headline is serious.

As pictured above, the Royal Canadian Mint is going retro… VERY retro. The new, special edition, quarter features a (super tough to spell) pachyrhinosaurus lakustai dino – which was found near Grand Prairie, Alberta in the early 1970s.

When the light goes out, the dino’s bones will glow. They’re only making 25,000 of these, so keep your eyes peeled and on the look out for this first run. Rumour has it, there will be another two runs of the coin.

Want to get your hands on one? Head to the Canadian Mint site and snap one up for $29.95 – even though the face value of $0.25 is all you’ll get at the till.

What do you think? Is this a cool move by the Mint, or a flash in the change jar?

What are you looking for?

What are you looking for?