In Canadas far-northern latitudes, where solitude and beauty often meet, nature takes centre stage with a celestial light show that once seen, is seldom forgotten. Using innovative glow-in-the-dark technology, the spellbinding qualities of the aurora borealis are beautifully recreated on this coloured coin that captures the look and feel of a luminous winter night in the wilds of Canadas Arctic region. The powerful reverse image by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi brings together rich colours and detailed engraving to recreate the breathtaking beauty of a winter night in Nunavuts Auyuittuq National Park. With the imposing vertical cliff of Thor Peak looming in the background, two Baffin Island wolves (Canis lupus manningi) stand upslope in the frozen river valley where they lift their muzzles to the sky and release their howl into the crisp air. Natures most colourful light show seems to move to this haunting serenade as the aurora borealis arches overhead, bridging the tall granite peaks and the wolves. The full effect of the coin is best viewed in the dark after placing it in a light source for 30 to 60 seconds; this enhances the ethereal quality of the aurora borealis by adding a varying intensity of green, yellow, pink and orange hues, while recreating the soft glow of a moonlit night on the snow-covered landscape below. The obverse features the word’CANADA’, the face value of’30 DOLLARS’, the date’2016′ and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Second coin in a series that combines detailed engraving, glow-in-the-dark technology and full colour, all to masterful effect in this gorgeous design! Multi-coloured, glow-in-the-dark technology adds a dazzling radiance of varying intensity to the aurora borealis and casts a glow on the howling wolves in the Arctic landscape below. To experience the designs full effect, place the coin in a light source for 30 to 60 seconds then bring it into the dark to view the spellbinding glowits even visible through the capsule! Crafted from 99.99% pure silver with a limited mintage of 4,000. An enchanting gift for any sky-gazer or nature lover, and a conversation piece that resonates with anyone who has experienced the majestic beauty of this northern phenomenon. An unforgettable addition to any collection of fine silver and/or glow-in-the-dark coins, allowing you to appreciate this natural phenomenon year-round! Composition 99.99% fine silver. Weight (g) 62.67. Packaging Maroon clamshell with black beauty box. Finished size 88 mm x 88 mm. LAUNCH DATE: January 12, 2016. The item “2016 $30FINE SILVER COIN NORTHERN LIGHTS IN THE MOONLIGHT-GLOW IN THE DARK17569″ is in sale since Friday, August 24, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada