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Glow-in-the-dark circulation toonie released for Canada 150

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Simran Singh Jun 12, 2017 10:12 am 14,529

The Royal Canadian Mint is going all out for the country’s 150th birthday by releasing a glow-in-the-dark toonie.

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The toonie is part of the five-coin 2017 Canada 150 collection and features a depiction of the Northern Lights on one of its sides. Designs for the coins were revealed last November and were selected from drawings sent in byΒ thousands of Canadians who took part in a national contest.

The coins include:

  • 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
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The 2017 Canada 150 collection includes a glow-in-the-dark Toonie (Royal Canadian Mint)

The quarter and the toonie are the only coins in the collection to feature colour.

However, the toonie takes the wow-factor a step further as it is the world’s first coloured bimetallic coin and the first circulation coin to feature glow-in-the-dark technology.

Our currency > yours πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ #canada150 #toonie

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Found a blue-green toonie in my pocket ! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ#canada150 #toonie

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The Canada 150 coins are now in circulation, so make sure you check your pockets for the glowing toonie.


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Simran Singh
Simran is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She enjoys writing about culture, society, and politics. In her spare time, she drinks too much coffee and listens to a lot of BeyoncΓ©. Have a story idea? Email her: [email protected]

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