2018 $50 Nature's Light Show: Stormy Night - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932090774

RCM Number:
166612
Country: Canada
Year: 2018

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Sale price$579.95

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Description

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Beautiful art, a concave shape creating the impression of looking out from inside the foxes' den, glow-in-the-dark special effects, five ounces of fine silver and a low mintage of just 1,500. This is the combination that makes this Stormy Night coin one of the top coin offerings from the Royal Canadian Mint in 2018 and one of the most spectacular coins ever issued anywhere. A quick RCM sellout is predicted. GST/HST exempt.

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2018 $50 Stormy Night Fine Silver Coin: On a dark and stormy night, the wrath of the skies can be both fearsome and captivating to curious onlookers, even animal ones. The reverse design by Derek Wicks captures the mesmerizing nature and raw intensity of a thunderstorm, as seen from a fox's perspective. For a more immersive viewing experience, the concave shape presents a tunnel-like view of the nighttime storm from inside an underground burrow. Here, the luminous shine of the coin's silver surface mimics the effect of flash illumination across the entrance of the fox den, which is lined with an engraved tangle of underground roots and rocks.

The reactions of four colourful fox cubs mirror our own mixed sense of awe and apprehension: three curious cubs have their backs turned to the viewer as they watch a forked lightning bolt light up the deep hued sky, while a fourth seemingly shrinks away from the scene. The integrated use of glow-in-the-dark technology also allows for an alternate view of this stormy night, this time viewed in the dark, where photoluminescence stands in for the lightning's electrified glow. The reverse also includes the engraved word "CANADA", the face value "50 DOLLARS" and the year, "2018".

The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50 Dollars
Year: 2018

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 60 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 157.6 grams
Bullion Weight: 5.059 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: A group of foxes under a thunderstorm with the concave shape
Artist: Derek Wicks
Finish: Proof
Series: Nature's Light Show Series
Quantity Produced: 1500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian,Royal Canadian Mint,The Seasons,Wildlife


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