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Northern Lights in the Moonlight
Северное сияние в лунном свете
Presented by
Royal Canadian Mint
Nominal value
30 dollars
Weight
62,67
Diameter
54
Metal
Silver 999,9°
Mintage
4000
Production quality
Backlight / Glow in the dark paint
Designer
Julius Csotonyi
Producer
Royal Canadian Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse recreates the 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 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. The full effect of the coin is best viewed in the dark after placing it in a light source for 30 to 60 seconds; 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.
A brief annotation
In Canada’s far-northern latitudes, where solitude and beauty often meet, nature takes centre stage with a celestial light show that once seen, is seldom forgotten. Using innovative glow-in-the-dark technology, the spellbinding qualities of the aurora borealis are 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.
New issue
№ 2 (59) 2022
№ 2 (59) 2022
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