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2016 Canada $20 The Universe Glass with Opal Glow-In-Dark Silver (No Tax)

2016 Canada $20 The Universe Glass with Opal Glow-In-Dark Silver (No Tax)


 
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2016 $20 The Universe Glass with Opal (Glow-In-Dark) Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt) 149878

Canadian amateur astronomers using the Burke-Gaffney Observatory made a remarkable discovery in 1995 when they identified a supernova in a galaxy about 70 million light years away-the first such discovery made from within Canada. Such a powerful and colourful explosion is a rare celestial event, as the dying star expires in a burst of bright light and expelled energy; it is a truly breathtaking sight to behold, one of great ethereal beauty in a universe that still holds so many secrets!

Specifications:
Item Number: 149878
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Mintage: 8,500
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof, color and borosilicate glass
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- An unforgettable combination of detailed engraving and vibrant colour, with a handcrafted borosilicate glass insert combined with glow-in-the-dark glass that makes each coin truly unique!
- Added luminescence within the glass captures the lights and colours associated with a supernova-a stunning effect that also adds a shine to the reverse's star-filled sky.
- An outstanding keepsake for stargazers, astronomers, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who has ever marvelled at the beautiful mysteries of the universe.
- A celebration of the Burke-Gaffney Observatory's distinction as one in a select group of observatories to have discovered a supernova, which is a source of pride for the passionate stargazers of Atlantic Canada.
- With its innovative features, its beautifully rendered artistic design and a limited mintage of only 8,500 coins worldwide, this coin is sure to be sought after.

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with black beauty box

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