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2014 "Tiktaalik" Large Format Glow in the Dark 25 Cent Prehistoric Animals Coin

Item Number:

512-920
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The Royal Canadian Mint's "glow in the dark" prehistoric animal series coins have been some of the most popular and sought after coins issues in the past several years. Earlier coins sold out immediately and some have appreciated significantly in the secondary market. This newest coin features the Tiktallik Roseae. This large format cupronickel coin features a rendition of what the Tiktaalik may have looked like using a Photo-Luminescent Element. Removed from natural light, the glow-in-the-dark image is transformed into an intricate skeleton. The reverse is engraved with the word "CANADA," the date "2014," and the face value of "25 CENTS."

The Tiktallik dates from a period sometimes referred to as "the age of fish", dating from about 420 million years ago to 360 million years ago. The species was discovered in 2004 on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. The Tiktallik is an important discovery in understanding evolution. While still living in the water, the Tiktallik was gaining structures that could allow it to support itself on solid ground and breathe air, a key intermediate step in the transformation of the skull that accompanied the shift to life on land by our distant ancestors.

Tiktaalik generally had the characteristics of a lobe-finned fish, but with front fins featuring arm-like skeletal structures more like that of the crocodile. It had rows of sharp teeth like that of a predator fish, and its neck could move independently of its body, which is not common in other fish. The animal had a flat skull resembling a crocodile's; eyes on top of its head, suggesting that it spent a lot of time looking up; a neck and ribs similar to those of tetrapods. The Tiktaalik jaw was well developed and suitable for catching prey; and a small gill slit called a spiracle that, in more derived animals, became an ear.

• Mintage: 30,000

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• 2014 "Tiktaalik" Large Format Glow in the Dark 25 Cent Prehistoric Animals Coin

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5.0

a unique gift

By Ginger

from Peterborough (Ontario)

I was so pleased by this unique and interesting coin. I had not seen this before and I only hope there are more in the series so that I can add to the collection of the new-born I presented it to.

 
5.0

Wow!!

By Shar

from Ontario

A great coin for sure ! I also got for my grandson, wanted to get more but sold out ! Looking forward to next show !

 
5.0

excellent as usual from Steve B

By Dort

from Kingston,Ontario

Bronze Reviewer

I bought 3 of these, 2 for my grandsons; ages 18 and 7 and 1 for me so it is a gift that is great for all ages. I can give quality coins to my grandkids or kids knowing that they will only rise in value as the years pass. Love the Coin show: has something for all

 
5.0

Great Coin

By Moomar

from Calgary

Bought this coin for my Grandson so we could start him on his own collection. What a great way to start a collection with the added glow in the dark coin.

 
5.0

Great Great coin

By Tigars

from sherbrooke, Quebec

This is a gift for my son and he won't be getting for a while. But my own reaction is that it is a great value and the coin looks fantastic

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