2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4,000 (2015)

2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4,000 (2015)

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2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4,000 (2015)

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$189.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
Canada and US only
1 per household

A FIRST! Multi-coloured, glow-in-the-dark technology with variable intensity! Order today!

They are mysterious, elusive, almost magical; when twilight descends, these little creatures suddenly make their presence known as they fly lazily in the hot summer air, flickering and twinkling like miniature shooting stars that seem to be within reach. Fireflies (Lampyridae) prefer to live in moist environments, which is why many cherish childhood memories of trying to catch them while camping in forested areas or spending time near Canada’s many lakes and rivers. Their luminescence is an object of fascination—an effect that has been recreated on this beautifully coloured coin using glow-in-the-dark technology!

While not every firefly flashes, they are the only insects that are capable of flashing distinct patterns as a method of communication to attract a mate, or as a warning to predators. Fireflies are also bioluminescent as larvae, although they are rarely seen at any other time than in their adult stage; it is then that their appearance on a summer night adds a spellbinding quality to the beauty of Canada’s great outdoors.

In the natural world, the firefly’s bioluminescence is generated by dedicated light organs that are located under their abdomens; there, two chemicals called luciferin and luciferase mix with oxygen, magnesium and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to emit the glow that gave the insect its name.

On your coin’s reverse, however, the firefly’s glow is recreated using photo-luminescent—or glow-in-the-dark— technology that is activated by placing the coin in a light source for 30 to 60 seconds; moving into darkness, you will view the elements as though you were approaching the lakeside campsite in the image, where the only sources of light are the full moon and the campfire that reflect on the water’s surface. It’s the perfect opportunity to experience the enchantment of seeing the fireflies’ spark light up the darkness time and time again, at any time of the year, with this incredible addition to your coin collection.

A perfect gift for someone who loves glow-in-the-dark coins! Don’t be disappointed, order yours today before they’re all gone!

Special features:
•  A FIRST: Glow-in-the-dark technology on a 2 oz. silver coin!
•  Photo-luminescent (glow-in-the-dark) elements recreate the magic of seeing a firefly on a moonlit night in the Canadian wilderness.
•  Detailed engraving and the use of colour on the entire reverse create a dazzling image, while Royal Canadian Mint-first, multi-coloured, glow-in-the-dark technology with variable intensity adds a beautiful glow to the moon, the fire, and the fireflies.
•  The effect occurs after placing the coin in a light source for 30 to 60 seconds, then bringing it into the dark to experience the sight of fireflies at a campsite—even visible through the capsule!
•  Crafted from 99.99% pure silver with a limited mintage of 4,000 worldwide.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
The entire reverse image by Canadian artist Ervin Molnar combines rich colours and detailed engraving to recreate the beauty of a moonlit night in the Canadian wilderness. Twilight brings tranquility to the forest, where a canoe has brought campers to rest along the shore for the night. There is an added element of magic in the warm night air as fireflies take flight and intermittently light up the darkness. In the foreground, two fireflies can be viewed up close and in great detail, with colour recreating their delicate wings and markings along their abdomens. But the full effect of the coin is best viewed in the dark after placing it in a light source for 30 to 60 seconds; photo-luminescent technology transports the viewer into the coin’s campsite by recreating the only sources of light: the enchanting spark of light emitted by the fireflies, along with the campfire’s amber flames and the bright full moon that are reflected on the still surface of the water.

Did you know…
•  Also known as “lightning bugs,” fireflies aren’t actually flies or bugs—they’re beetles.
•  Fireflies are found on nearly every continent, with roughly 2,000 different firefly species in the world; in Canada, the most common species is Photinus pyralis, which is a dark brown colour with orange and yellow markings. 
•  An adult firefly only lives long enough to mate and reproduce, so it is thought that they do not need to eat during this stage of their life cycle.
•  Fireflies are the most efficient producers of light in the world: while an incandescent bulb emits 90% of its energy as heat and only 10% as light, fireflies glow without producing any heat energy.
•  Each species emits a different pattern of signals: a male Photinus pyralis will emit a short flash as it rises to create a J shape, while a male Photinus consimilis uses a flurry of flashes to attract a mate’s attention.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a custom clamshell with a graphic beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4000 (2015)
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (18)

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    (4)

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    (0)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (21)
  • Unique (19)
  • Great quality (16)
  • One of A kind (16)
  • Good value (12)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Special occasion (9)
  • Gift for child (8)
  • Gift (7)
  • Holiday gift (7)
  • Wedding gift (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (17), Budget shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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5.0

Light my fire

By Doc Benway

from Ottawa Ontario Canada

About Me Bargain Hunter, 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

    Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4000 (2015):

    A lovely sized coin for all that is going on!
    Great coin to bring out at the cottage and share with family and friends.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Big is beautiful

    By DZee

    from Regina, sk.ca

    About Me Collect Unique Interestin

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4000 (2015):

      the size is impressive, nicely presented and the image is clourful and unique

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      So special! So much details! Lovely piece!

      By featherbug

      from Ont. Canada

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4000 (2015):

          Very unique, good quality. Truly one of kind! You can use it if a Night-Light as well!!! Love it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          BEAUTIFUL, BEST 2 OZ COIN.

          By SILVER NUGGET

          from ALBERTA,CANADA

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • Gift For Child
          • Holiday Gift

          Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4000 (2015):

          THIS IS NUMBER ONE IN MY 2 OZ. COINS. MORE OF A ART PICTURE THAN A COIN, BUT I LIKE IT. WILL BE A KEEPER.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Nice coin

          By Vik

          from Calgary

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Special Occasion

            Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4000 (2015):

            Nice size coin. Great detail. Good work people!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Super Cool

            By Phil from Hamilton

            from Hamilton, Ontario

            About Me Quality Driven

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

              Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4000 (2015):

              Unique. Beautiful workmanship.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              What a beautiful image.

              By Mr. 70.

              from Agoura Hils, CA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Holiday Gift
                • Special Occasion
                • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

                Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4000 (2015):

                This was a gift for me.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                good stuff

                By schwartz

                from ontario

                About Me Quality Driven

                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Child

                Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4000 (2015):

                When the coin is not glow in the dark they should change it with the sun and no fire the sun should be hologram when it's day time and night time should be glow in the dark I hope u guys have that for the next coin I would defiantly buy

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A coin like no other

                By Shadowhawk

                from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

                About Me Bargain Hunter, 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
                  • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

                  Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4000 (2015):

                  A great addition to my collection. Colours and design make this a unique coin. It is a conversation piece when viewed in a group.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Bravo....great job :-}

                  By Doughbouy

                  from KIngston, On.

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Collectable Appeal
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Quality
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • The Absolute Perfect Gift
                    • The Perfect Gift For Anyo

                    Comments about 2 oz. Fine Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – Moonlight Fireflies – Mintage: 4000 (2015):

                    An incredible concept, outstanding quality as usual! That perfect gift for the hard to buy for.
                    Thank you!

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                    • No

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                    Specifications

                    • No.145468
                    • Mintage4,000
                    • Composition99.9% pure silver
                    • Finishproof
                    • Weight (g) 62.7
                    • Diameter (mm) 54
                    • Edgeserrated
                    • Certificateserialized
                    • Face value30 dollars
                    • ArtistErvin Molnar (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)