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This beautiful 3 Oz Silver coin is the first issue in the “UFO” series and 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 Glow-in-the-Dark effect, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 500 pcs worldwide.
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Availability date: 09/12/2017
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”.
The reverse of the coin depicts the close-up of a classic extraterrestrial face with large eyes that feature an incredible Glow-in-the-Dark effect. On the right of the reverse, the inscription: “ROSWELL·1947”. The obverse of the coin shows the top view of the trail of a UFO crash and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN” – the issuing country, “2017” – the year of issue and “3000 FRANCS CFA” – the face value.