Pure Silver Coin -’Steve’: Sky Wonders 3-Coin Series. It appears as a thin arc of light running across the night sky, like a violet pathway to the heavens. The rarity of this nighttime display is enough to take one’s breath away. Your coin forever showcases the sky phenomenon known as’Steve’, a rare wonder that was discovered right here in Canada! The reverse design by Tony Bianco features a nighttime scene in early fall. Above the engraved lakeside campsite, the aurora borealis is enhanced by a touch of neon colour, which vividly brings the’Steve’ phenomenon to life under UV light. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Many times while camping I’ve observed the aurora borealis. It is so much more impactful on a quiet lake with a campfire. Steve’ is a rare sight and very unique in its presentation, with strange green colours often accompanying it. I wanted to make it the star in an already astonishing show. Steve’ was largely un-documented until 2016, when members of the Alberta Aurora Chasers brought it to the attention of the scientific community. The phenomenon is related to what’s known as a sub-auroral ion drift, and it happens when charged particles in the atmosphere flow at extreme speeds. Until recently, it was frequently photographed but little understood. As scientists continue to unravel the mystery of’Steve,’ the story of its discovery highlights the contributions made by amateur skywatchers everywhere. While the aurora borealis can appear in the north whenever the sky is clear and dark,’Steve’ is thought to occur just a few times each year. This bright band of gas occurs separately from the aurora; it typically stretches in an east-west direction over hundreds of kilometres, and may be visible in the sky for up to an hour. The phenomenon’s name started out as a light-hearted reference to a movie in which a character named an unknown object’Steve. A physicist later proposed the backronym STEVE for’Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement,’ which is how the phenomenon has come to be known. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box. Composition 99.99% pure silver. Weight (g) 31.39. Face value 20 dollars. Artist Tony Bianco (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
Coin 1: Royal Aircraft Factory S. Coin 2: Sopwith Triplane. Coin 3: Curtiss H-12. Composition 99.99% pure silver. Weight (g) 31.83. Face value 20 dollars. Oram (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Note: Pictures are part of the description. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “sammybess” and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada.
A GREAT CANADIAN COIN GIFT! More available upon request! The final piece in a series that has elevated art to new heights. With its intelligent eyes and sharp ears, the timber wolf’s profile is instantly recognizable-and when rendered in Extraordinarily High Relief (EHR), those imposing features will certainly evoke feelings of reverence and awe. The third (and final) 99.99% pure silver piece in our series of EHR coins presents another exquisitely sculpted, exceptionally realistic wildlife portrait. This time, it is the timber wolf that rises up from the coin’s mirror-like surface to reach an incredible height of over 6 mm. A stunning portrait of strength-the perfect way to cap off this series. Our final coin in our EHR portrait series. Coins, this wildlife portrait has been brought to life by Extraordinarily High Relief (EHR) engraving, which elevates the art to breathtaking effect. Piece in a limited series of wildlife-themed coins that feature EHR and a proof finish. Collectors and nature lovers will be captivated by this coin’s engraved reverse, where the relief soars to a height of over 6 mm-more than four times higher than an Ultra High Relief (UHR) coin of the same diameter. Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, your coin is a stunning work of art that anyone would be proud to own! Also available in 99.99% pure gold coin. Just 5,000 coins are available to collectors worldwide. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box. The brilliant field reflects light onto the intricately sculpted details and raised textures that cast subtle shadows, resulting in a more realistic portrait of the timber wolf. This EHR portrait of a timber wolf is sure to make a lasting impression. It is a captivating tribute to one of Canada’s most storied wildlife species. Items shown in pictures are similar to the actual items for sale. Stock Photo – You may get identical items than the actual items shown. Check out our Other Items. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about this or any of our other listings. We answer all inquiries. Need more scans or pictures, just ask! We have many other Canadian Gold or Silver coins and cases/COA’s in stock. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “jw-collectibles” and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped worldwide.