Whether you view this coin as featuring an historic event or science fiction, this 2018 $20 fine silver coin provides an engaging recollection of Canada’s unexplained phenomena - The “Falcon Lake Incident”. It is one of Canada’s most well-known UFO encounters, and a fascinating mystery that is still unexplained. With an unusually shaped contour that hints at an otherworldly theme, this ovoid coin recounts the Falcon Lake Incident in vivid colour, with black-light activated features that add a preternatural glow to the unknown craft. The coin weighs just over one ounce of pure silver, and has an extremely limited mintage of just 4,000. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, this item is HST/GST exempt.
Designed by artist Joel Kimmel, the reverse is based on Stefan Michalak’s account of what transpired on May 20, 1967, near Falcon Lake, Manitoba. A full application of colour re-creates the springtime colours of the place where Michalak saw two objects appear in the midday sky. Based on the witness’s descriptions and sketches, the oval-shaped UFO on the reverse has a steel-like appearance as it hovers above him. Backlight-activated features complete the story by mimicking the distinctive red glow described by Michalak, while adding a yellow hue to the blast of hot air or gas that knocked the amateur prospector on his back and left him with mysterious burn marks.