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!
On June 24th 1947 nine unusual high speed objects were spotted flying over the city of Roswell. The military announced they’d found a flying saucer, then retracted this, instead insisting it was a US Air Force air balloon. This caused conspiracy theories to develop and grow… what exactly was it that crash landed that day?
To commemorate 70 years since the event that shook the city of Roswell, Niue have issued a coin that is as mysterious as the event itself and it is proving to be just as popular with collectors as the Roswell event is with conspiracy theorists. In fact, with only 700 ever issued, this coin is already sold out at the Mint and it is very clear why…
The coin is 3D ‘dome’ shaped, replicating the iconic UFO shape that you would have grown up seeing. Domed coins like this are highly unusual and collectors are always quick to add them to their collections. The coin is a stunning design, struck in sterling silver to a proof finish. It is a remarkable feat and uses the latest technology in modern minting to achieve this incredible high-relief finish.
The photo-luminescent detail adds to the collectability of the coin. If you hold the coin in the light for 30-60 seconds, turn off the light and watch the magic happen –the coin actually glows in the dark.
The amount of glow in the dark coins are very few and far between, so it’s no wonder that collectors have been rushing to secure their own silver UFO coin.
This scarce coin not only comes in its own unique presentation case to help keep the mystery under wraps, it is also complemented by a custom made ‘Top Secret’ collectors crate, which hints at the Roswell conspiracy theories that there was a major military cover-up.
The Roswell incident is known as one of the most famous and mystifying UFO incidents in history, and now this coin is already becoming one of the most sought-after and collectable coins!
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