Glow in the Dark Dinosaur Coin

In 2012, The Royal Canadian Mint issued the glow in the dark dinosaur quarter which featured the first dinosaur ever discovered in Northern Alberta known as the Pachyrhinosaurus lacustai. This unique and fascinating coin has a limited mintage of 25,000 and is an excellent gift for the young and old alike.


Front / Obverse

The obverse features the right facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II.
Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley

Rear / Reverse

The reverse of this coin features a paleontologist’s interpretation of how a Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai may have appeared, both inside and out.
Designer: Julius T. Csotonyi



The 2012 glow in the dark dinosaur quarter made of cupronickel is a special collector’s item featuring the Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai. The coin designer Julius T. Csotonyi created the design with a photo luminescent element so that a depiction of a dinosaur appears when the lights are on but glows when the lights are off. This is a popular coin for the young and old collector. It is a limited mintage of only 25,000.