From nighttime displays to unusual phenomena, the skies over Canada give us plenty of reasons to look up in awe. This $20 pure silver coin captures one of the most amazing natural phenomena and optical illusions that can appear in our skies. Collectability is also enhanced by the low mintage of just 5,000 coins. GST/HST exempt.
While a rainbow is welcome after any rainstorm, this coin features a more unusual sight in the sky. Sunlight passing though the cirrus clouds produces a fire rainbow, which is brilliantly simulated on this coin with a blacklight-activated photo-luminescent effect. Designed by Tony Bianco, the design features an engraved lakeside setting on a mid-summer day. Rolling hills rise up towards the colour portion of the design, where the sun hangs high in the blue-coloured sky, seemingly just waiting for the magic of a fire rainbow to appear. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.