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NORTHERN LIGHTS in the Moonlight Hologram Silver Coin 30$ Canada 2016


The second pure Silver coin in a series that combines detailed engraving, glow-in-the-dark technology and full colour, all to masterful effect in this gorgeous design! The aurora borealis is beautifully recreated on this coloured coin that captures the look and feel of a luminous winter night in the wilds of Canada’s Arctic region. Limited mintage at 4.000 pieces in the world!

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Northern Lights
The northern lights are one of the most awesome phenomena on Earth. They are caused by solar wind, and although the earth has a protective shield to deflect solar particles, some of them do get trapped, and they produce huge amounts of electricity. As these electrical currents travel towards the earth, the magnetic field pulls them towards the polar regions where they mix with the nitrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere and fill the sky with shimmering waves of colour—green, blue, white or even pink.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2016
  • Face Value30 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.67
  • Diameter (mm)54
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)4.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

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 Nunavut’s 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. Nature’s 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.