There is nothing I love more than a good extraterrestrial story. And today, you can uncover what happened in Yukon with the Royal Canadian Mint’s brand-new 1oz Silver coin, depicting the remarkable Yukon Encounter!
Read on to find out what really happened that night, the coin’s exciting new technological features, and how you can be one of JUST 50 Westminster Collectors to own it…
The Yukon Encounter
On the cold, snowy night of December 11th 1996, thirty-one people were recorded to have seen a giant UFO in the Canadian territory of Yukon. Let’s take a look inside Chris Rutkowski and Geoff Dittman’s book which details the accounts of the witnesses’ experiences…
Two individuals described the sighting as a group of bright lights immersed in rectangular windows. Another two witnesses experienced a similar sighting just ten miles apart, describing the scene above the Klondike Highway as a “cluster of moving stars”.
Designing an EXTRATERRESTRIAL coin
Today, The Royal Canadian Mint are eager to bring this experience to coinage and continue their sell-out UFO-themed series. Struck from 1oz of .999 Silver with a stunning Proof finish, you can feel like you are truly a witness to this extraordinary sighting with Neil Hamelin’s imaginative design!
Black Light Technology
Your coin is the first in the series to buck the glow-in-in-the-dark trend and include brand-new black light technology! Housed in official Royal Canadian Mint packaging, a black flashlight will also be included to unlock your coin’s true potential.
When this black flashlight is shone onto the already impressive reverse design, it will activate the technology within the coin to reveal an even more colourful reimagining that only you can see! This is the key to unlocking the hidden secrets of the Canadian sky…
Will the SELL-OUT Series continue? JUST 50 Available
This Yukon Encounter 1oz Silver coin is the fifth in the Royal Canadian Mint’s UFO themed series. It follows its counterpart coins inspired by the Montréal Incident, the Clarenville Event and the Falcon Lake Incident.
What’s more, considering that all the previous UFO-themed coins had a mintage of 4,000 – 5,000 and ALL SOLD OUT, you can see how our small allocation won’t satisfy collector demand…
The previous four coins in the series included glow-in-the-dark technology, meaning that this BRAND-NEW black light feature will generate even more collecting buzz!
Published in 1897, Dracula has become one of the most famous pieces of English literature in history, having been adapted for film over 30 times alongside plays, television, video games and animation. It has been translated into 44 languages and sold millions of copies around the world.
And now, Bram Stoker’s famous novel has been brought to life on FIVE Brand New Coins to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of its publication!
Authorised by Gibraltar, the five 50p coins feature a werewolf, a vampire bat, a coffin, Dracula’s castle and of course, Dracula himself. Each 50p design is further detailed with a quote inspired by the novel.
So, let’s take a closer look at some of our favourite specifications of the BRAND NEW 50ps!
But you must hurry – we’ve already had a sell-out…
The Dracula BU Colour 50p Set
OVER 90% SOLD
Strictly limited to JUST 995 worldwide, this set features the FIVE new Dracula 50p coins all in Brilliant Uncirculated quality – and with the addition of vivid COLOUR!
What’s more, your 50ps arrive housed in a unique COFFIN box, meaning they’ll be safely stored inside for years to come.
The Dracula Silver 50p Set
There’s a good reason why this Dracula Silver 50p Set has a tiny edition limit of JUST 200 available worldwide…
An extremely unique variation of the classic 50p, each of the five 50ps included are struck from .925 Silver to a DARK PROOF finish, perfectly fitting for Dracula.
Arriving protectively housed in a deluxe presentation box, this spooky Dark Proof finish is sure to set it apart in your collection.
The Dracula Ultimate BU Cover
The Dracula Ultimate BU Cover features all five Dracula 50p coins, paired alongside a specially commissioned Dracula philatelic label.
But that’s not all. Officially postmarked by Royal Mail on Halloween – 31st October 2022 – JUST 495 will ever exist worldwide. No more of these one-day-only postmarked covers can ever be produced.
Struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, the combination of all five coins, the stamps, the stunning artwork and the small edition limit makes this a truly ultimate presentation.
The Dracula ‘First Strike’ Silver 50p Set
JUST 50 collectors managed to get their hands on the ‘First Strike’ Silver Proof 50p Set.
Exclusively presented in a luxury wooden Presentation Box, each of the five Dracula 50ps arrive preserved in capsules – but it’s also now completely SOLD OUT.
With prices starting from JUST £6.99, you can discover all the brand new products in the Dracula 125th anniversary range here. Including the BU coin and BU coin set, there really is something for every collector on this significant anniversary.
40 years ago, in 1982, an unprecedented cinematic event took place that stirred the souls and captured the imagination of countless generations.
When “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” landed in theatres, the heartwarming story of a young boy who befriends a stranded alien quickly broke all box office records to become an instant classic.
More than just a marvel of visual effects, E.T. embraced our hearts, let us believe in the impossible, and most importantly, encouraged us to keep reaching for the stars.
Celebrations around the world have already started to mark the 40th anniversary. We are also excited for the IMAX re-release that came out in August!
And now, Steven Spielberg’s unforgettable masterpiece has been brought to life on FIVE Brand New Coins to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”!
Keep on reading to find out more…
The E.T. 40th Anniversary BU Colour Coin Set
This 50 Cent set has been released in an extremely limited specification – Coloured Brilliant Uncirculated. Reserved for the most important releases, only very limited numbers of BU colour coins are ever released.
Given the rare specification, very few are being made available for collectors. In fact, just 995 will be released worldwide, and this will be the only way you can own all five 50 cent coins in the exclusive colour Brilliant Uncirculated specification.
Each set will come in a Presentation Box along with the Certificate of Authenticity, confirming its strict 995 edition limit.
The E.T. 40th Anniversary Silver Proof Coin Set
Of course, you can own ALL 5 of the new E.T. coins in stunning Silver Proof quality too!
Limited to JUST 500 sets worldwide, your FIVE Silver Proof coins will arrive presented in a deluxe presentation box, ready to display in your home with pride.
Again, we expect the full edition to be to be snapped up in the UK – before it’s offered further afield…
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Ultimate Coin Cover
All five BU coins have also been included in this special coin cover – easily the ultimate way to own and present this set.
Paired alongside your coins is a specially commissioned “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 40th Anniversary” philatelic label. As well as this, the presentation cover has also been officially postmarked by Royal Mail on the 40th anniversary of the movie release date – 11th June 2022.
This one-day-only postmarking means that no more can ever be produced.
Its edition limit of JUST 495 is confirmed on the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity which sits inside the Presentation Folder.
The collectability and strict edition limit of this Ultimate Cover is sure to attract the attention of collectors – so you’ll need to act quickly.
The E.T. 40th Anniversary Silver Proof 5oz Commemorative
And we’re not done there…
Because you can also celebrate this 40th anniversary with this stunning Silver 5oz Commemorative.
Words really do not do this commemorative justice; the craftsmanship is truly impeccable.
Struck from 5oz of .999 Fine Silver, Steven Spielberg’s unforgettable masterpiece has been brought to life on the design, featuring the famous bike scene on a moon backdrop, and the inscription ‘E.T. PHONE HOME’.
With high-demand expected and such a small edition limit, you’ll have to act quickly to secure one for your collection.
It will arrive protected in a Presentation Box alongside a Certificate of Authenticity confirming the tiny edition limit.
With prices starting from JUST £6.99, you can discover all the brand new products in the E.T. 40th anniversary range here. Including the BU coin, the BU Coin set, Silver Proof Coin and the Silver Proof Coin Cover, there really is something for every collector on this significant anniversary.
There’s never been a better time to bring back those nostalgic memories. And with E.T. carrying a worldwide fanbase, reservations are now being taken on a first come first served basis – we would advise acting now!