What’s Hatching at Royal Canadian Mint?

2019-03-19 Tue

The Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the dinosaur type found in 1987 on an egg-shaped coin with glow-in-the-dark features.

Canada is home to one of North America’s largest dinosaur nesting sites, at Devil’s Coulee, in southern Alberta, which was discovered in 1987. The site yielded fossilized remains of Hypacrosaurus stebingeri nests, eggs, even embryos — a rare find for a species that roamed the land 75 million years ago.

This discovery is celebrated by The Royal Canadian Mint with an ultra new and ultra modern coin. Designed by Julius T. Csotonyi, the coin features a colourful representation of a baby Hypacrosaurus stebingeri as it may have appeared 75 million years ago. The young dinosaur is shown emerging from the egg.

The glow-in-the-dark technology can be activated through the capsule. When activated, glow-in-the-dark technology reveals a hidden image: the skeleton of the young Hypacrosaurus stebingeri, a fossilized version of which was found at this prehistoric site.

This egg-shaped coin has the portrait of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and it 31.82 grams. This 99.99% pure silver coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

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