COVID UPDATE: Now offering curbside pick-up and limited in-store browsing. Masks required.

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

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

+ GST/HST

C$29.95 C$24.95

 

Availability: 2

 

 

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!


Features

- 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.

 

Design

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

 

Packaging

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.

 

Specifications

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

Shipping:

Coins Unlimited offers secure shipping services worldwide via Canada Post.  Upon payment confirmation, orders ship from our store location within 1-2 business days.

View Details

 

Standard Return Policy:

Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment.

View Details

 

International Shipping:

Offering secure, timely shipping services from Canada Post.  For more information and availability regarding delivery services to your country:

View Details

 

NOTE:
Some products are not eligible for international shipment. Also, additional restrictions may apply. 

 

Need further assistance?  
Please contact our Customer Service line at (+1) 905-788-0376 or email us.