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2014 Canadian 25-Cent Prehistoric Creatures: Tiktaalik Coloured Coin (Glow-in-the-Dark)

Item: #2014TIKTAALIK25C    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #127627


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2014 Canadian 25-Cent Tiktaalik Coloured Coin (Glow-in-the-Dark)

In 2004, researchers working in Nunavut uncovered the fossilized remains of a mysterious prehistoric creature to bridge the evolutionary gap between water and land.

Tiktaalik lived roughly 375 million years ago. It had the gills, scales and fins of a fish, but the head of an amphibian: flat with both eyes on top, and spiracles that suggest the presence of rudimentary lungs.

What's more, Tiktaalik had extra-thick ribs, another adaptation for animals that don't float in water and need extra support against gravity while on land. It also had wrist and finger-like bone structures inside its fins—precursors to actual limbs.

Experts believe Tiktaalik used these limb-fins to push itself out of the shallow, fast-flowing water where it lived and crossed short distances on land. It's a captivating, puzzle-packed creature that will fuel the imagination of dino-detectives young and old alike!


- This distinctive cupronickel coin is the fourth in our series of coloured Prehistoric Creatures coins featuring photo-luminescent (glow-in-the-dark technologies) elements.
- For best effect, place the coin in sunlight, fluorescent, or incandescent light for 30-60 seconds, then bring the coin into the dark to reveal the glowing skeleton of the dinosaur!
- Photo-luminescent effect will not wear.
- Limited to 30,000 coins worldwide.



Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi, and illustrates paleontologists' rendition of what Tiktaalik probably looked like.



2014 Canadian 25-Cent Prehistoric Creatures: Tiktaalik Coloured Coin (Glow-in-the-Dark) comes encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with glow-in-the-dark sleeve and Certificate of Autheniticity.



Face Value: 25 cents
Mintage: 30,000
Composition: Cupronickel
Weight (g): 0.5
Diameter (mm): 35
Finish: Specimen


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