Mint Unveils New Glow-In-The-Dark Toonie For Canada 150

Mint Unveils New Glow-In-The-Dark Toonie For Canada 150
Mint Unveils New Glow-In-The-Dark Toonie For Canada 150

The Royal Canadian Mint wants to make your pockets glow with pure Canadian pride as it unveils a new glow-in-the-dark toonie to celebrate Canada 150.

The Mint says the limited-edition toonie is the world’s first coloured bimetallic coin and the first circulation coin to feature glow-in-the-dark technology.

The coin is part of a series of special Canada 150 circulation coins selected from thousands of designs submitted by Canadians who took part in a national contest last year.

Named “Dance of the Spirits,” the toonie features the Northern Lights, as designed by Timothy Hsia, of Richmond, British Columbia.

In addition to the glow-in-the-dark toonie, the collection also includes a limited number of coloured 25-cent coins. The quarter, named “Hope for a Green Future,” was designed by Joelle Wong of Richmond Hill, Ontario.

25-cent: Hope for a Green Future by Joelle Wong
25-cent: Hope for a Green Future by Joelle Wong

Here’s the complete Canada 150 circulation coins for 2017:

  • 5-cent: Living Traditions by Gerald Gloade of Millbrook First Nation, Nova Scotia
  • 10-cent: Wings of Peace by Amy Choi of Calgary, Alberta
  • 25-cent: Hope for a Green Future by Joelle Wong of Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • One-dollar: Connecting a Nation by Wesley Klassen of St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Two-dollar: Dance of the Spirits by Timothy Hsia of Richmond, British Columbia

Images via Royal Canadian Mint

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  1. Mars June 22, 2017

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