2019 $20 Canada's Unexplained Phenomena: The Shag Harbour Incident - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932099074

RCM Number:
175124
Country: Canada
Year: 2019

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***Expected delivery mid November 2019. Limit one (1) per household***

This second UFO coin is a re-telling of a widely witnessed event that took place in 1967. The vertical design conveys a feeling of awe as you witness four mysterious lights crashing into the waters off Shag Harbour, N.S. Use the blacklight flashlight (included) to view the coin in the dark — the glowing features add a sci-fi worthy touch to this true story!

THE STORY
At first, no one referred to it as a UFO. Laurie Wickens, then 18, noticed the lights while driving with friends and estimated the craft to measure some 60 feet in diameter. But when it came crashing down into the sea, a flash of light and a roar led some witnesses to believe a plane crash had just occurred.

Three RCMP officers, including one who had also seen the lights, arrived at the impact site to find the strange object glowing in the water less than a kilometre from the shore. Officials contacted the Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax to find out if an aircraft had gone missing — all were accounted for. Coast Guard and military vessels also arrived on the scene but they were already too late: the lights had already vanished and only the sparkling yellow foam remained on the surface.

The search for a downed craft continued into the early morning hours but there was never any evidence of debris. A diving detachment of the Royal Canadian Navy also combed the seabed until the investigation was called off on October 9.

What crashed in the water? Was it top-secret aircraft? An alien ship? Government documents show authorities could not offer a conventional explanation. Even today, the Shag Harbour.Incident remains a mystery and one of the best-documented encounters with an unidentified flying object.

The coin's reverse design by Pandora Young is an artist’s rendering of the Shag Harbour Incident. The colourful vertical image shows the well-known UFO encounter from a witness’ perspective, with a view from a fishing vessel off the southern coast of Nova Scotia. Three fishermen look up at the night sky, where black light technology adds a glow to the mysterious craft and its flashing lights as the object crashes into the Gulf of Maine. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2019

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.56 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.013 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Artist: Pandora Young
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 4000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Pop Culture


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