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April 4, 2018 new products - Royal Canadian Mint

The Falcon Lake Incident of 1967 is remembered on a glow-in-the-dark, ovoid-shaped coin

Mintage: 4,000

The fascinating tale of one of Canada's most famous UFO encounters, has been brought back to life on the 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin - Canada's Unexplained Phenomena: The Falcon Lake Incident, the Mint's first shaped coin featuring a glow-in-the-dark effect. The incredible account of amateur prospector Stefan Michalak, who said he witnessed a flying saucer while walking Manitoba woods on May 20, 1967 and was mysteriously burned by a suspected engine blast, is retold in an action-packed, full-colour illustration by artist Joel Kimmel. To complete its dramatic effect, photoluminescent outlines of the UFO, its beam-like blast and the silhouette of an injured Michalak, glow in the dark under black light. This phenomenal keepsake, and many other new arrivals, are now available for purchase.

1 oz. Pure Silver Coins - Black and White Yin and Yang: Tiger and Dragon

Mintage: 6,000

Still more shapes and innovations have landed on the pages of the Mint's new catalogue. The 2018 $10 Fine Silver Coins - Black and White Yin and Yang: Tiger and DragonThe 2018 $10 Fine Silver Coins - Black and White Yin and Yang: Tiger and Dragon are crafted in the well-known curved teardrop contour that illustrates the Chinese concept of opposite forces achieving balance. In vividly coloured designs by artist Simon Ng, an intricate dragon is contrasted against a traditionally white Yang background, while an equally stunning tiger leaps from the blackness of the Yin coin. Both nestle together to form a perfect circle.

1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Maple Leaves Brooch

Mintage: 5,500

Artist Maurade Baynton has designed an elegant addition to a long line of royal-themed coins, featuring the addition of a Swarovski© pearl crystal on the 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Maple Leaves Broochthe 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Maple Leaves Brooch. Finished in red-hued enamel and enhanced by sparkling finishes, this 116 year-old brooch, symbolic of Canada's affection for its Monarch, is accompanied by Her Majesty's Royal Cypher and the engraving of a flowing rose garland.

A "cool" innovation can also be found on the 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin Frozen in Ice - Woolly Mammoths, featuring a frosted ice-like dome covering the coloured portion of Glen Loates' design of majestic creatures from Canada's last Ice Age. This coin is the first in a new series that will celebrate other amazing specimens of our prehistoric wildlife.

New collector coins offered this month include:

50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2018)50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2018)

2 oz. Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin - Arctic Animals and Northern Lights: Polar Bear2 oz. Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin - Arctic Animals and Northern Lights: Polar Bear

  • The 2018 $100 Fine Silver Coin – The Angel of Victory: 100th Anniversary of the First World War Armistice, designed by Pandora Young and meticulously engraved in 10 oz. of pure silver;
  • The 2018 $25 Fine Silver Coin – Thunderbird, an engraved and coloured tribute to Northwest Coast First Nations culture by artist Andy Everson, while another of his new designs appears on the selectively coloured 2018 $100 14-Karat Gold Coin – Frog Reveals A Gift;
  • The 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Majestic Wildlife: Mettlesome Mountain Goat, featuring a coloured design by artist Pierre Leduc;
  • The 2018 $15 Fine Silver Coin – Magnificent Bald Eagle, featuring the three of these legendary birds of prey in a profile illustration by artist Tony Bianco;
  • The 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Geometric Fauna Series: Snowy Owls, blending low poly art and realist illustrations by Claude Thivierge;
  • A new trio of maple leaf-inspired collectibles: the 2018 $200 Pure Gold 2-Coin Set _ Enchanting Maple Leaves, designed by Nathalie Lagacé; the 2018 $300 Pure Platinum Coin – Maple Leaf Forever, by Pierre Leduc; and the Stanley Witten-designed 2018 $500 Pure Gold Coin – Maple Leaves;
  • The 2018 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Star Trek™: Enterprise NX-01, featuring another famed starship of the enduring pop culture phenomenon, in colour and enhanced by glow-in-the-dark technology; 
  • The 2018 $3 Fine Silver Coin – Caribou, featuring artist Steve McPhee's modern take on an icon of Canadian wildlife;
  • The 2018 $3 Fine Silver Coin – The Thirteen Teachings from Grandmother Moon: Sucker Moon, designed by Frank Polson; and,
  • The crystal-enhanced 2018 $5 Fine Silver Coin – Birthstones: May, featuring a mandala-inspired diamond design by artist Pandora Young.

Source: Royal Canadian Mint press release (April 4, 2018) An Out-Of-This-World UFO-Themed Coin Adds New Dimension To The Mint's Latest Collector Coin Offering.

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