I thought I’d show you my geeky dinosaur coin collection from the Canadian Mint. Because of this collection my friends all consider me a 12 year old boy even though I’m a woman in her 40s. Meh, I don’t mind. I get along well with 12 year old boys and all my friends’ kids think I’m cool!The Mint started putting out their glow-in-the-dark dinosaur series in 2012. They glow in the dark as skeletons. The designs are all approved by the Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (I’ve visited the Royal Tyrell and it is awesome).The last silver coin is another Canadian Mint series that showcases dinosaurs discovered in Canada. This is their first issue which the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology also verifies.Here they all are in order (links describe each coin).
I’m sure, by the way, that Matthew Cobb will object to the absence of a Stegosaurus.
After she sent me the lot above, I said I’d publish the photo and story if she’d replicate the photo showing the skeletons that appear in the dark after exposure to sunlight:
I have accomplished the task 🙂 They are lined up in the same order as the non glowing picture minus of course the one non glowing coin (Bathygnathus borealis).
The first two are no longer available; the last one just came out. One interesting fact is they come in a box that also glows in the dark and inside that is another box with a card that provides info about the coin/dinosaur. I noticed that Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai actually was printed in error with a capital “L” on lakustai. All the others were correct. Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai was the first in the series and they had production issues with the coin (the glow wasn’t working I think) so maybe this was just one of the kinks they worked out as the other coin inserts were correct.