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UFO ROSWELL INCIDENT 70th Anniversary Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2017

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This beautiful Silver coin is dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the unidentified flying object crashed near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 – the UFO Roswell incident. The coin has a beautiful convex shape, has a Glow-in-the-Dark effect, has a Proof quality and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 700 pcs worldwide.

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Availability date: 09/30/2017

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Roswell
In mid-1947, a United States Air Force balloon crashed at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. Following wide initial interest in the crashed “flying disc”, the US military stated that it was merely a conventional weather balloon. Interest subsequently waned until the late 1970s, when ufologists began promoting a variety of increasingly elaborate conspiracy theories, claiming that one or more alien spacecraft had crash-landed, and that the extraterrestrial occupants had been recovered by the military, who then engaged in a cover-up. In the 1990s, the US military published two reports disclosing the true nature of the crashed object: a nuclear test surveillance balloon from Project Mogul. Nevertheless, the Roswell incident continues to be of interest in popular media, and conspiracy theories surrounding the event persist. Roswell has been described as “the world's most famous, most exhaustively investigated, and most thoroughly debunked UFO claim”.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2017
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)40
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProoflike
  • Mintage (pcs)700
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse of the coin represents the top view of a typical UFO spaceship surrounded by strange symbols. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by circles that represent the lights of the spaceship that glow in the dark. All around the effigythe inscriptions: “2 DOLLARS” – the face value, “NIUE” – the issue country, “2017” – the year of issue and “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen.