In the heart of the lunar-esque landscape of the Ungava Peninsula, in Nunavik, Quebec, lies a breathtaking lake with pure blue waters that stand out in any aerial view.
A geological marvel, Pingualuit Crater Lake was created when a meteorite struck the earth approximately 1.4 million years ago. This colourful 99.99% pure silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint offers you an awe-inspiring view of the natural wonder: under normal light, you see the Crystal Eye of Nunavik peering out into space; under a black light, the reverse design whisks you back in time for a view of the landscape-altering meteorite, mere moments before it slammed into prehistoric Canada and left an almost perfectly circular impact scar.
Enjoy a view of the Crystal Eye – and the meteorite that created it! The coin’s reverse features a colourful space view of Pingualuit Crater Lake. A second image – one that only reveals itself under a black light – whisks you back in time, for a view of the meteorite on its collision course and directly above the eventual impact site.
– Crafted in 99.99% pure silver
– Comes with a black light flashlight: Shine the light on the coin’s reverse to activate the embedded paint technology, and watch as the meteorite that created Pingualuit Crater Lake suddenly appears!
– Already colourful, the space setting includes a Moon view and a glimpse of the Milky Way; these elements, as well as Earth’s edge and the lake below, glow when the black light technology is activated.
– Perfect collectible or gift for astronomers, sky gazers, geologists and explorers.
– Only 2,500 coins are available to collectors worldwide.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver, with black light paint technology
Weight: 157.6 g
Diameter: 62.25 mm
Face Value: $50
Artist: Neil Hamelin
Packaging: Black clamshell with black beauty box
Finished Size: 118 mm x 97 mm