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.
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