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DINOSAUR GLOW IN THE DARK Pachyrhinosaurus Lakustai Coin 25c Canada 2012


The Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai dinosaur coin is the first in a 4-coin Prehistoric Creature glow-in-the-dark (photo-luminescent) series! Turn off the lights and discover the Pachyrhinosaurus’s glowing skeleton! Designs approved by the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

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Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai
The frst Pachyrhinosaurus was unearthed and named by C.M. Sternberg in 1946, from the St. Mary Formation of Southwestern Alberta. Sternberg later described the specimen as Pachyrhinosaurus canadensis in 1950.
Pachyrhinosaurus was an ornithischian dinosaur, belonging to the larger group of ceratopsians, (horned, herbivorous dinosaurs). It lived in the Late Cretaceous of North America, about 72-68 million years ago.
Pachyrhinosaurus was a fairly large animal, like the present day rhinoceros, reaching up to 23 feet in length. As its name suggests, it had a thick (pachy) bony knob on its nose (rhino) rather than a horn. Its relatively broad skull had a short crest or frill on the back.
Al Lakusta, a Grande Prairie science teacher found the bonebed along Pipestone Creek in 1973. The bonebed has extreme signicance because of its density of disarticulated skeletons. It contains up to 100 bones per square meter. 3500 bones, and over 20 skulls or partial skulls have been collected from the site.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2012
  • Face Value25 Cents
  • MetalCupronickel
  • Weight (g)12.61
  • Diameter (mm)35
  • QualityBU - Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Mintage (pcs)25.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The palaeontologist's interpretation of how Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai may have appeared, both inside and out! Turn off the lights and discover the Pachyrhinosaurus’s glowing skeleton. For best effect, place the coin in sunlight, fluorescent, or incandescent light for 30 – 60 seconds then bring the coin into the dark! Designs approved by the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case lined with black flock and protected by a customized coloured sleeve with glow-in-the-dark elements. An ideal gift for dinosaur enthusiasts young and old, and a unique addition to any numismatic collection.