Our fascination with UFOs and unexplained phenomena is featured on this 2023 $20 Duncan Incident fine silver coin, which transforms as select elements of the full colour image luminesce with the included black light flashlight. This is the sixth coin in an ongoing annual series, with previous issues selling out quickly and becoming extremely difficult to obtain in the secondary market. Mintage is limited to 6,500. GST/HST exempt.
Before dawn on the morning of January 1, 1970, a nurse at a hospital in Duncan, B.C., opened the curtain in a patient’s room. What she saw next is depicted on the Royal Canadian Mint’s sixth Canada’s Unexplained Phenomena coin.
The nurse described seeing a large saucer-shaped, glass-domed craft. Inside the object, which was estimated to be 50 feet (15 metres) in diameter and illuminated from the bottom, two male-like figures clad in dark cloth appeared to be standing in front of a large panel. Absorbed by the sight, the nurse studied both the craft and its occupants, until one of them reached down to grab hold of what appeared to be a lever… and the object quickly moved out of sight. Additional witnesses also observed the craft and the incident was investigated by the RCMP.
The mysterious object’s colourful lights are amplified when the embedded black light paint technology is activated. The obverse features a wormhole background and the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.