Monday, April 16, 2012

Canada releases glow-in-the-dark quarter

The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a new 25 cent piece that glows in the dark. The mint's latest collectable coin features a dinosaur whose skeleton glows, the coin actually has two images on one face which could be a world's first. The other side depicts Queen Elizabeth, the Queen does not glow. These coins are made of cupronickel which is a copper alloy that contains nickel, iron and manganese and is slightly larger than a regular Canadian quarter.

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