So, every once in a while, we Canadians do something kinda awesome. I know, I usually only cover Canada’s monumental fuck-ups under Harper, but I need to give props for the little niceties included in efforts like our current revamp of our monetary system — including new polymer notes and the elimination of the penny. The big news in this case is that Pachyrhinosaurus lakusai of Alberta is getting its very own quarter. Considering everything else under the sun has had its own quarter, it’s about time we started putting dinosaurs on our legal tender! Especially dinosaurs named after Canadian science teacher Al Lakusta, and which were themselves apparently native to Alberta. Canadian dinosaurs!
Okay, sure, it’s from the province that’s created the Wildrose Party, for those absurdist performance artists (that’s what they are, right?) who believe the CPC, despite its recent takeover by the former Reform Party, just isn’t conservative enough! But you gotta take your wins where they come.
Included in this initiative is some new tech that creates an image that will not rub off, seen previously on our poppy quarters, which will be used to imprint these coins with images of the dinosaur with glow-in-the-dark skeletons. That’s right, this line of specialty quarters will have glow-in-the-dark dinosaur skeletons. If one crosses my sweaty palms, despite its thirty dollar price tag, it’s going straight into a drawer and will not see the light of day except to charge its glow-in-the-dark ink.
Jen of Blag Hag actually beat me to this. For shame, I know.