Celebrating its 25th birthday this summer, the Royal Tyrrell Museum seems to be getting nods from all over the country.
The latest came from the Royal Canadian Mint which rolled out a new dinosaur collector-coin in honour of the museum.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of the Mint’s series of dinosaur coins,” says Tyrrell marketing coordinator Leanna Mohan.
With a lenticular Albertosaurus in front of the museum itself, the brass coin is sure to be a favourite of local and visiting dinosaur enthusiasts.
Mohan says the coin’s response has been overwhelming, with many people calling the museum to get their hands on one.
They came into the Tyrrell’s giftshop on Wednesday.
The Mint’s announcement of including the Tyrrell is just another example of good press the museum, and Drumheller, have been seeing recently.
No doubt because of the museum’s 25th birthday, and the fact that the Tyrrell is expecting its 10 millionth visitor tp come through come through this month.
This 50-cent brass-plated coin comes with six exciting trading cards: five showing off different dinosaurs found in Alberta and the sixth telling the story of province’s famous Royal Tyrrell Museum.
The coin is legal tender.
Developed as part of a series celebrating significant milestones for two of Canada’s most popular natural history museums - the Royal Tyrrell Museum and the Canadian Museum of Nature - the Albertosaurus coin will retail for $24.95.
“This coin is a perfect tribute to the Royal Tyrrell Museum on its 25th anniversary,” said Lindsay Blackett, Minister of Culture and Community Spirit.
"It is at once very educational and very cool. Collectors in Alberta, across Canada and around the world will love it.”