1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – The Universe – Mintage: 8,500 (2016)

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8,500 (2016)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8,500 (2016)

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$149.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
Canada and US only

A WORLD FIRST! This glow-in-the-dark coin is made UNIQUE with its own piece of art!

There’s a universe of wonders crafted into this coin, starting with the way silver dust swirls together with a variety of borosilicate colored glass pieces to re-create an image of the universe. Every coin has its own unique swirl and each one is captured in a globule of borosilicate glass that has been handcrafted and applied to the coin. The glass was also given added luminescence to capture the faint glow of the galaxy—a stunning effect!

A gorgeous gift for someone you know who loves star gazing. Order today before they’re all gone!

Special features:
•  WORLD’S FIRST! Your coin features a combination of color and glow paint along with a specially selected borosilicate fine art coloured glass that also glows in the dark!
•  EACH GLASS PIECE IS A UNIQUE PIECE OF ART! Your coin is crafted with a swirl of silver dust to create an image of the universe that is one-of-a-kind.
•  ADDED LUMINESCENCE IN THE COLORED SKY CAPTURES THE FAINT GLOW OF THE GALAXY! A stunning effect that also shines from some of the stars.
•  A unique celebration of Canada’s status as the first nation to possess an officially recognized dark sky reserve, a distinction that is a source of pride for Quebecers, particularly those living in the blackout region of Mont-Mégantic.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
Canadian artist Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay has re-created the forested setting of the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic beneath a clear, star-filled sky. A globule of borosilicate glass shines with a stunning image of the universe. The round, crystal-clear qualities of the glass are similar to peering through a telescope lens, and its luminescence further enhances the viewer’s experience of gazing into the galaxy.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

Reviews

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8500 (2016)
 
4.3

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (28)
  • One of A kind (25)
  • Attractive (24)
  • Great quality (15)
  • Good value (14)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Gift (14)
  • Gift for child (13)
  • Holiday gift (11)
  • Special occasion (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (20), Budget shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (6)

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5.0

A unique, eye catching design

By Yenom

from Edmonton

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8500 (2016):

      A unique coin, wish I had bought more than one!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very nice coin - better then expected

      By Dan

      from Quebec

      About Me Quality Driven

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Not Cheap

      Best Uses

      • Collection

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8500 (2016):

      very please that I purchased this coin

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      excellent product

      By DZ

      from Irwin, Pennsylvania

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Child

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8500 (2016):

        Very beautiful and what a bargain. This is a birthday gift for my granddaughter who loves anything "universe". This the beautiful universe and lasting value.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Doesn't glow in the dark

        By Tikkaturtle

        from British Columbia, canada

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • One Of A Kind
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Difficult To Personalize

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Holiday Gift

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8500 (2016):

        Neat concept but needs further design consideration. The glass sits like a blob on the coin looking more like a weekend market afterthought rather than being seen as a wholistic piece. Would have been nice to see the glass embedded in the coin itself. Nevertheless still neat to look and have as part of a collection as it hasn't been done before. It doesn't glow in the dark no matter how much you try.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Beatiful coin

        By Momma T

        from Edmonton

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Value
        • One Of A Kind
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Holiday Gift
          • Special Occasion

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8500 (2016):

          Lovely looking coin

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Whirlpool Galaxy

          By Woodsman

          from Colorado Springs, CO

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality
          • One Of A Kind
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Gift For Child
            • Holiday Gift
            • Special Occasion

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8500 (2016):

            I have been an amateur astronomer for over 40 years. When I opened the box and looked at my coin, my mind immediately thought of Messier 51 or the M51 spiral galaxy located in the Constellation of Canes Venatici. The coin I rec'd looks very similar to that particular astronomical object.

            My thanks go out to the artist who meticulously created this image using this borosilicate glass. This coin is stunning visually and the overall look is nothing short of amazing. Workmanship is top notch. I have the 2nd in the series and will be very pleased to receive the 3rd. It even sparkles like the stars in the heavens.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            The universe was different then my other coins.

            By lucy

            from Canada

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality
            • One Of A Kind

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8500 (2016):

              First of its kind, very beautiful

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              not as expected

              By Howard

              from Prince Albert, SK

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • One Of A Kind
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Fluorescent Light Is Weak
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Holiday Gift

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8500 (2016):

              You can barely see the fluorescent light. Do not trust the picture it shows in the dark. Idea is great, but the quality is bad

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Love the glass !

              By Bob

              from Allegheny Cty, Pa

              About Me Quality Driven

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • One Of A Kind
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Gift For Child

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8500 (2016):

                This new "STARGAZING" series appears to be off to a very good start with this first issue, "The Universe".
                I like when collector coins have inserts of stones or other natural minerals added on the coin.
                These make each one a bit different from others of the same type.
                The subtle variations in the inserted/attached material make each coin unique.
                Such is the case with the borosilicate glass attachments on these issues.
                Looking forward to the following releases in this series.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Gimmicky

                By Andrew

                from Edmonton, AB

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift For Child

                    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - The Universe - Mintage: 8500 (2016):

                    Terrible coin. Doesn't even glow in the dark

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    Specifications

                    • No.147000
                    • Mintage8,500
                    • Composition99.99% pure silver
                    • FinishProof, colour and borosilicate glass
                    • Weight (g) 31.39
                    • Diameter (mm) 38
                    • Edgeserrated
                    • Certificateserialized
                    • Face value20 dollars
                    • ArtistLoïc Beaumont-Tremblay (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)