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2023 $50 FINE SILVER COIN – PINGUALUIT CRATER – CRYSTAL EYE OF NUNAVIK

$649.95

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.

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Description

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.

Key Features:

– 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.

Mintage: 2,500

Composition: 99.99% pure silver, with black light paint technology

Weight: 157.6 g

Diameter: 62.25 mm

Face Value: $50

Finish: Proof

Edge: Serrated

Artist: Neil Hamelin

Packaging: Black clamshell with black beauty box

Finished Size: 118 mm x 97 mm

Additional information

Weight .55 kg
Dimensions 22.5 × 17.5 × 8 cm
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