1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin - A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven - Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

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$109.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
Canada and US only

A popular coin series, hurry and order yours today!

The raven is central to several First Nation traditions, and this coin celebrates its role in teaching the story of the northern lights. It's the third achromatic hologram coin the Mint has ever issued, and the first to go beyond a circular design! The hologram was produced using a patented nanotechnology-based method of producing three-dimensional non-coloured holographic elements. This advanced technology is also used on banknotes requiring exceptional security and detailed images. The hologram is not affixed to the coin, but struck microscopically into the coin's surface—stunning!

Your coin's stylized design is inspired by First Nations storytelling traditions of the Pacific Northwest! Order yours today!

Special features:
  • Final coin in a story of the northern lights series.
  • This amazing coin is only the third achromatic hologram coin ever to be released by the Royal Canadian Mint.
  • USES NANOTECHNOLOGY! Struck into 99.99% pure silver using nanotechnology, the holographic sky lit by the northern lights makes for a truly unique reverse design.
  • This coin features the Royal Canadian Mint's first non-circular achromatic hologram.
  • Your coin is housed in a colourful specialty beauty box to showcase and protect your investment.
  • Artist Nathalie Bertin's raven image on the reverse of this coin is inspired by First Nations storytelling traditions of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited worldwide mintage.

About the Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Nathalie Bertin features a stylized raven in flight above an engraved coniferous mountainside, set against a sky lit by the northern lights. The raven and sky are entirely holographic. The raven flies, wings fully outstretched, in the centre of this image. The lower part of the image, engraved in silver, features rocky mountainous terrain cradling a coniferous forest. The “sky” above the mountains and surrounding the raven is a stunning hologram reminiscent of the ever-changing, swirling rainbow of the aurora borealis.

Did you know…
  • The three-dimensional raven you see when you look at this coin doesn't exist in physical space!
  • Fascinatingly, when you look at a hologram, you are not seeing a physical image (like a photograph), but a “virtual” image that is actually produced on your retina. In fact, the physical image on the hologram's surface is a seemingly random series of dots

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

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8500 (2015)
 
4.1

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Detailed (49)
  • Displays well (42)
  • Mint condition (36)
  • Authentic (31)
  • Rare (19)

Cons

  • Poor condition (3)

Best Uses

  • Hobby (38)
  • Adults (30)
  • Lifetime (24)
  • Memorabilia (22)
  • Older children (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (36), Grandparent (22), Education oriented (10), Parent of two or more children (9), Working parent (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52), Yes (11)

Reviewed by 67 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Silver Coin

By Ravi

from Montreal, Quebec

About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Working Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Mint Condition
  • Rare

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby
    • Lifetime
    • Memorabilia
    • Teens

    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

    Nice silver coin. It could have been better if the colors were brighter.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Beautiful Coin

    By wolfman

    from Mississauga, ON

    About Me Collector, Education Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Large Coin
    • Mint Condition

    Cons

    • No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby
    • Memorabilia
    • Older Children

    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

    Great visually

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I oz A Story of the Northern Lights:The Raven coin

    By Daniel

    from Gainesville,FL

    About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition
    • Rare

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Hobby
      • Lifetime
      • Memorabilia
      • Older Children
      • Teens
      • Young Children

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

      I have recently began,collecting Pure Silver .9999 coins from all over the World,but in particular from Canada! I enjoy the fact that these coins are great to look at,enjoy all my collectibles,and now these coins as my most recent collection! :-)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful design and vibrant colours

      By Carol

      from Toronto, ON

      About Me Collector

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Rare

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hobby
        • Lifetime
        • Memorabilia

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

        This is one of my favorites. I agree with the previous comment that the coin shows well under sunlight. Just by turning the coin to different angles, you will get a spectrum of vibrant colours - sometimes more blue and yellow and sometimes more pink and purple. I am attaching one photo taken indoor next to the window. I am sure if I had taken the photo outdoor under direct sunlight, the effect would have been even more striking.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BEAUTIFUL COLOUR UNDER THE SUNLIGHT

        By MIMI

        from TORONTO, ON

        About Me Collector

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Detailed
        • Rare

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults
          • Hobby
          • Teens

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

          I COLLECT RARE COINS AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM, BILLIANT COLOURS & CHANGE OF COLOURS WHEN MOVE YOUR HAND'S POSITION UNDER SUNLIGHT. CAN NOT UNDERSTAND ALL THE NEGATIVE FEEDBACKS FOR SAYING NO COLOUR WHEN YOU DON'T TAKE THE TIME TO REALLY UNDERSTAND AND LOOK AT IT AS IT SHOULD BE.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          beautiful

          By jprwin

          from Toronto, ON

          About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Parent of Two or More Children

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Detailed
          • Displays Well
          • Mint Condition

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Hobby
            • Lifetime
            • Memorabilia
            • Older Children
            • Teens
            • Young Children

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

            Beautiful - the Trickster

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A set worth getting

            By Robin

            from Port Alberni Canada

            About Me Collector, Parent of Two or More Children, Stay at Home Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Detailed
            • Displays Well
            • Mint Condition
            • Spectacular
            • Very Beautiful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hobby
              • Lifetime

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

              Just enjoy it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              All the glow needed

              By Magpie

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Grandparent, Magpie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Detailed
              • Displays Well
              • Mint Condition
              • Rare

              Cons

              • Unable To Buy More

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Older Children
              • To View Over And Over And

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

              Sorry for those who do not see the color, it is magnificent, sparkling, just get the angle right.
              All the colors of the rainbow in this coin. I love it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              picture not representative

              By PercyLP

              from Calgary, AB

              About Me Grandparent

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

              most disappointing coin

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Disappointed

              By coinedphrase

              from Calgary, AB

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Detailed

              Cons

              • Poor Condition

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Hologram Coin – A Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                I found the design idea intriguing and was captivated by the hologram when viewed on the web site.

                However, the angle required to fully display the brilliance of the hologram effect is very narrow.

                After returning and reordering this coin, I was unable to get one without dust specks and other debris inside the capsule.

                Quality control on this coin was just not there.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                • Q:

                  Hi, I am a MC Platine. I brought this piece and another. I have received it but the colors are really not like on the picture, big disappointment, what am I suppose to do to get it full colors like on the presentation ? Tis
                  Asked on 1/13/2016 by Bob from Gatineau, Qc

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hi Bob,

                    We're sorry to hear you're disappointed with the hologram image/colors on the coin. The colours on the coin may not look exactly the same as the image on the Mint.ca product page because it is a digital rendering, not a photograph. If you'd like you may return the coin for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

                    Answered on 1/14/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
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                Specifications

                • No.141577
                • Mintage8,500
                • Composition99.99% pure silver
                • Finishproof
                • Weight (g) 31.39
                • Diameter (mm) 38
                • Edgeserrated
                • Certificateserialized
                • Face value20 dollars
                • ArtistNathalie Bertin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)