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

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


 
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2016 Canada $20 The Universe - NRC Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (#3) with Glow-In-The-Dark Glass with Silver Fume Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt) 149879

In the continuing quest to understand our universe, astronomers and astrophysicists with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) use the laws of physics and chemistry to explore the processes and phenomena that shape our galaxy, and beyond. This fine silver coin celebrates Canada's spirit of innovation and discovery, as well as the Canadian facilities that are changing the way we define our world, our universe and ourselves.

Specifications:
Item Number: 149879
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:
- Third and FINAL coin in the Mint's The Universe three-coin series! Each one is an unforgettable piece of art, thanks to the unique combination of detailed engraving, vibrant colour and a captivating, handcrafted glass embellishment!
- No two coins are alike! Each coin features a beautiful glass embellishment that is lightweight yet resistant to thermal shock and impact. Handcrafted in Canada, this glass piece has been manually sculpted with dexterity and a strong synchronized movement that has been learned over time.
- Within each glass insert is a one-of-a-kind representation of a radio wave. Worked at extremely high temperatures, the effect is created with a mix of glass and silver fume laid out in the shape of a wave-just like the ones captured by a radio telescope!
- Luminescent elements within the glass add a captivating glow to the silver fume swirl, while the coloured sky hides another feature that reveals itself in the dark: glow-in-the-dark to recreate a night sky!

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with black beauty box

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