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  • 1 Oz Silver Coin 2016 $20 Canada The Universe Glow in the Dark Glass with Opal

    Genuine 100% Authentic 

    1 Oz Silver Coin 2016 $20 Canada The Universe Glow in the Dark Glass with Opal


    Canadian amateur astronomers using the Burke-Gaffney Observatory made a remarkable discovery in 1995 when they identified a supernova in a galaxy about 70 million light years away—the first such discovery made from within Canada. Such a powerful and colourful explosion is a rare celestial event, as the dying star expires in a burst of bright light and expelled energy; it is a truly breathtaking sight to behold, one of great ethereal beauty in a universe that still holds so many secrets!

    The engraved reverse by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel re-creates the dome of the Burke-Gaffney Observatory located at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where a student looks through the observatory’s telescope. Against the softly coloured glow of a clear, star-filled night sky, a unique glass insert captures the otherworldly beauty of a supernova crafted by borosilicate artist Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay. The crystal-clear globule of boro glass contains an opal that represents the dying star, which is meticulously positioned over a darkly colored background and surrounded by wisps of swirled glass and glow-in-the-dark colors. There is a remarkably luminous quality to the insert that conveys this stellar explosion of light and energy, which could easily outshine the glow of its own galaxy—even if only temporarily.

    - An unforgettable combination of detailed engraving and vibrant colour, with a handcrafted borosilicate glass insert combined with glow-in-the-dark glass that makes each coin truly unique!
    - Added luminescence within the glass captures the lights and colours associated with a supernova—a stunning effect that also adds a shine to the reverse’s star-filled sky.
    - An outstanding keepsake for stargazers, astronomers, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who has ever marvelled at the beautiful mysteries of the universe.
    - A celebration of the Burke-Gaffney Observatory’s distinction as one in a select group of observatories to have discovered a supernova, which is a source of pride for the passionate stargazers of Atlantic Canada.
    - With its innovative features, its beautifully rendered artistic design and a limited mintage of only 8,500 coins worldwide, this coin is sure to be sought after.

    Composition 99.99% pure silver
    Mintage 8,500
    Weight (g) 31.39
    Diameter (mm) 38
    Face Value $20
    Finish Proof, color and borosilicate glass
    Edge Serrated
    Artist Joel Kimmel and Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay

    This coin Glows in the Dark and has a dark glass with opalUnique design and Limited Edition.

    Face Value: $20

    Weight: 31.39g / 1 oz

    Metal: Silver

    Fineness: .9999 coin

    Diameter: 38mm

    Mintage: 8500 pcs Limited Edition

    Finish: Proof

    Certificate: Yes

    Presentation Case: Yes

    Special Feature: Glow in the Dark

    Country: Canada

    Year: 2016

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