In celebration of Canada 150, the Royal Canadian Mint has released the world's first glow-in-the-dark coin.
The Canadian two-dollar coin, which is commonly referred to as the toonie features a design which took inspiration from the theme "our wonders," and shows two people paddling in a canoe with the Northern Lights glistening vividly above them. Thanks to a new ink formulation that contains luminescent material, the coin is now able to glow-in-the-dark. The coin which commemorates 150 years since Canada's Confederation "also ranks as the world’s first colored bimetallic coin." According to a Mint Spokesperson, glow-in-the-dark coins have existed in the past, but the Canadian glow-in-the-dark toonie is the first of its kind to be put through circulation.