As you may know, we are getting rid of the pennies. The reason for this is that the government has realized it makes no sense to actually keep it. The fact is, it costs more than the penny is even worth to product.
Now I am all for removing it, however not a fan of what will happen to cash transactions now that the penny obsolete, but that is a discussion for a different day.
Now I came across an article the Time, which announced that Canada will be launching a brand new quarter which will be release this coming week.
What does the new quarter offer?
This will sound strange (it did to me) but Canada will be launching a quarter that will glow in the dark. It is not a joke; in a few days you will see a glow in the dark quarter be launched.
On April 16th, Canada will introduce a quarter which will have an image of a pachyronosuras lakustai. The remains were found in Alberta in 1974; it was the first new species of dinosaurs to be discovered in Alberta.
Now the glow in the dark quarter will in fact never wear out, and of course in the day time the quarter will appear as normal (well with a dinosaur on it). It is part of a series called “Prehistoric Creatures”. There will be three more coins launched in this series.
Aside from the fact that it is glow in the dark, what may shock you is the cost of the actual quarter. The cost for this quarter is $29.95.
It was explained that these coins are expected to generate revenue and reduce the deficit but I am a bit confused as to how many people will actually want a glow in the dark coin.
Personally, I find it a bit odd that they would launch such a quarter, but if it works, kudos to them. If you are interested in finding out where to purchase the brand new Glow in the Dark quarter, check out the Canadian Mint!
What do you think of the glow in the dark quarter? Would you buy one?
image source: Gamma Man