ART MINT (France)
Inversed Proof, High Relief, 3D-effect, photo-luminescent details
ART MINT (France)
ART MINT (France) / LITHUANIAN MINT
Description of obverse and reverse
Official commemorative Niue 2 Dollars 2017 Limited Edition "UFO" shaped coin with "Glow-in-the-dark" effect to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of "ROSWELL UFO" incident (1947-2017).
The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by circles that represent the lights of the spaceship that glow in the dark. All around the effigy the inscriptions: “2 DOLLARS” – the face value, “NIUE” – the issue country, “2017” – the year of issue and “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen.
The reverse of the coin represents the top view of a typical UFO spaceship surrounded by Alien symbols.
The stunning silver legal tender coin is minted in a special double "domed" shape combined with High Relief technique and photo-luminescent details!
For best effect, place the coin in sunlight, fluorescent, or incandescent light for 30 – 60 seconds then turn off the lights to see the UFO details glowing in the dark!
Furthermore, the coin impresses with its modern and sophisticated design creating a unique 3D-effect.
A brief annotation
70 years ago, an unidentified flying object crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. What was it? Aliens? A government experiment? In early July, 1947, a rancher discovered unidentifiable debris of a mysterious object crashed in his sheep pasture 30 miles north of Roswell. The Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) issued a statement claiming to have recovered a crashed “flying disk.” On July 8, “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region” was the top story in the Roswell Daily Record and the next day, RAAF changed its statement to say that the object was a weather balloon, not a flying disk as they previously reported. However, to anyone who had seen the debris (or the newspaper photographs of it), it was clear that whatever this thing was, it was no weather balloon. This revised statement sparked immediate controversy and has continued to be a topic of debate 70 years later. Still, many people continue to embrace the UFO theory, and hundreds of curiosity seekers visit Roswell and the crash site every year.