The New Canadian $2 Coin depicts aurora borealis and glows in the dark

The new toonie, with a stunning design of the iconic Northern Lights, GLOWS IN THE DARK.

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The Royal Canadian Mint announced a special set of coins that would be circulated this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. But the sneaky minters intentionally kept the glow-in-the-dark feature a surprise to generate ADDED EXCITEMENT.