2013 25c Prehistoric Creatures: Tylosaurus Pembinensis - Glow-in-the-Dark Coloured Coin

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Country: Canada
Year: 2013

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This fun and dynamic large format 2013 25 cent collector coin features the Tylosaurus Pembinensis with glow in the dark effect. This was a huge water predator of the Late Cretaceous period (about 75 million years ago). Mintage is 30,000 coins.

The Design:

This coin features a rendition of what the Tylosaurus may have looked like using a Photo-Luminescent Element.  The head of this animal and massive jaw can be seen in the foreground of the coin, its mouth open to reveal dozens of sharp, powerful teeth. Removed from natural light, the monster’s glow-in-the-dark image is transformed into an intricate skeleton. The reverse is engraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2013,” and the face value of “25 CENTS.” This coin design was approved by Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.


The Tylosaurus:

Millions of years ago, a vast inland sea covered the center of the North American continent, teeming with strange and fearsome creatures. The Tylosaurus was one of these creatures: a super-predator related to present-day snakes and Komodo dragons that—at a whopping 43 feet in length—is believed to have been one of the most massive creatures to ever inhabit Earth's oceans. 


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Cents
Year: 2013

Diameter: 35mm
Material: Other

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Paleontologists rendition of a Tylosaurus Pembinensis
Finish: Specimen with Colour
Series: Glow in the Dark North American Dinosaurs
Quantity Produced: 30,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: North American Prehistoric Creatures

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