WHY IS THE FALCON LAKE INCIDENT SILVER COIN SO POPULAR?

WHY IS THE FALCON LAKE INCIDENT SILVER COIN SO POPULAR?

Hi dears, it’s Chiara, and welcome or welcome back to Power Coin’s blog!

The Numismatics world is really unpredictable, we know, so much that sometimes it simply leaves us speechless. 

Falcon Lake Incident

Why has the Falcon Lake Silver Coin become so popular?

How many coins, unexpectedly, have become so popular without an apparent reason?

In these days, we are assisting a real boom of this coin, Falcon Lake, a 1 Oz Silver Coin that celebrates one of Canada’s many fascinating stories of unexplained phenomena, a story that captures the imagination and seemingly defies explanation, produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.

The first time it was launched by the mint, this coin was listed at about 99.00 € and now its price has tripled. But why? Let’s try to answer this question together!

The Falcon Lake Incident

The Falcon Lake Incident occurred on May 20, 1967, when Stefan Michalak claimed that he encountered an unidentified flying object near Falcon Lake, Manitoba, Canada.

The man claimed to have been burned by the craft's exhaust vent, which was covered by an ovular grid.

Stefan was searching for gold, silver and other precious metals and gems in Whiteshell Provincial Park when, at about noon, two craft appeared in the sky, he said, and one landed about 50 metres away from Stefan on a flat rocky area.

When he approached the craft he touched it and the heat melted the fingertips of his heavy gloves.

The craft then expelled a cloud of gas and lifted off, knocking Stefan off his feet, setting his shirt aflame and leaving a distinct pattern of burns on his chest.

When doctors examined Michalak in a Winnipeg hospital a few hours later, they noted a dramatic burn pattern all across his chest-exactly like the grid Michalak had described on the UFO's underside.

Falcon Lake Incident
Falcon Lake Incident Reverse

The Coin

The coin shows the moment the craft lifted from the rock, with a figure lying on the ground with a hand in the air, as if to ward something off.

A full application of colour re-creates the springtime colours of the place where Michalak saw two objects appear in the midday sky.
Based on the witness’s descriptions and sketches, the oval-shaped UFO on the reverse has a steel-like appearance as it hovers above him.
Blacklight-activated features complete the story by mimicking the distinctive red glow described by Michalak, while adding a yellow hue to the blast of hot air or gas that knocked the amateur prospector on his back and left him with mysterious burn marks.
On top of the reverse, the inscriptions: “CANADA” – the issue country, “20 DOLLARS” – the face value, “2018” – the year of issue.
The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen and “D · G · REGINA” – Dei Gratia Regina.

In Conclusion...

Why is this coin so popular? We don't have an exact answer to this question, but we can consider the words of Ian Graham, the International Sales Director of Royal Canadian Mint, who told us about this coin: "The success of this coin is due to the power of the press. The actual story of the UFO encounter was picked ‎up by a radio station; then the regular press, then television. It was everywhere!"
Hi dears, it’s Chiara, and welcome or welcome back to Power Coin’s blog!

The Numismatics world is really unpredictable, we know, so much that sometimes it simply leaves us speechless.

Falcon Lake Incident

Why has the Falcon Lake Silver Coin become so popular?

How many coins, unexpectedly, have become so popular without an apparent reason?

In these days, we are assisting a real boom of this coin, Falcon Lake, a 1 Oz Silver Coin that celebrates one of Canada’s many fascinating stories of unexplained phenomena, a story that captures the imagination and seemingly defies explanation, produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.

The first time it was launched by the mint, this coin was listed at about 99.00 € and now its price has tripled. But why? Let’s try to answer this question together!

The Falcon Lake Incident

The Falcon Lake Incident

The Falcon Lake Incident occurred on May 20, 1967, when Stefan Michalak claimed that he encountered an unidentified flying object near Falcon Lake, Manitoba, Canada.

The man claimed to have been burned by the craft's exhaust vent, which was covered by an ovular grid.

Stefan was searching for gold, silver and other precious metals and gems in Whiteshell Provincial Park when, at about noon, two craft appeared in the sky, he said, and one landed about 50 metres away from Stefan on a flat rocky area.

When he approached the craft he touched it and the heat melted the fingertips of his heavy gloves.

The craft then expelled a cloud of gas and lifted off, knocking Stefan off his feet, setting his shirt aflame and leaving a distinct pattern of burns on his chest.

When doctors examined Michalak in a Winnipeg hospital a few hours later, they noted a dramatic burn pattern all across his chest-exactly like the grid Michalak had described on the UFO's underside.

Falcon Lake

The Coin

The coin shows the moment the craft lifted from the rock, with a figure lying on the ground with a hand in the air, as if to ward something off.

A full application of colour re-creates the springtime colours of the place where Michalak saw two objects appear in the midday sky.
Based on the witness’s descriptions and sketches, the oval-shaped UFO on the reverse has a steel-like appearance as it hovers above him.
Blacklight-activated features complete the story by mimicking the distinctive red glow described by Michalak, while adding a yellow hue to the blast of hot air or gas that knocked the amateur prospector on his back and left him with mysterious burn marks.
On top of the reverse, the inscriptions: “CANADA” – the issue country, “20 DOLLARS” – the face value, “2018” – the year of issue.
The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen and “D · G · REGINA” – Dei Gratia Regina.

In Conclusion...

Why is this coin so popular? We don't have an exact answer to this question, but we can consider the words of Ian Graham, the International Sales Director of Royal Canadian Mint, who told us about this coin: "The success of this coin is due to the power of the press. The actual story of the UFO encounter was picked ‎up by a radio station; then the regular press, then television. It was everywhere!

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