Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin - View of Canada From Space - Mintage: 8,500 (2017)
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Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8,500 (2017)

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Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8,500 (2017)

$159.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only

UNIQUE! Convex coin with colour and glow-in-the-dark effect recreates a unique view of earth from space!

To fly in space is to see the reality of Earth, alone. The experience changed my life and my attitude toward life itself. - Dr. Roberta Bondar

Few can lay claim to seeing our planet from space; but for Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada's first woman astronaut and the world's first neurologist in space, the experience represents the fulfillment of a long-cherished dream. Throughout the mission she used her expertise to conduct over 40 advanced scientific experiments, helping to understand the body's ability to recover from exposure to space—a great contribution to the future of space travel!

A beautiful gift for the future scientist in your family! Order today!

Special features:
  • A NEW TAKE ON A CONVEX COIN! Share the wonder of viewing Canada from space: your coin's unique shape lends itself perfectly to recreating the curvature of our planet!
  • GLOW-IN-THE-DARK COLOUR! Photoluminescent elements add a new twist on the view of our planet—especially Canada, which features prominently!
  • A HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO A CANADIAN HERO! The Royal Canadian Mint proudly pays homage to one of the most important Canadians of our time, Dr. Roberta Bondar, and her historic space mission 25 years ago! 
  • A PERSONAL TOUCH! As an added salute, we've included a miniature depiction of the shuttle from Dr. Roberta Bondar's personal insignia patch.
  • AN EXTRAORDINARY ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION!  With a low mintage, unique blend of technologies and world-class engraving, this limited coin is sure to be a prized piece in your collection—this is not a coin to pass up!
  • LOW MINTAGE: Only 8,500 coins will be made available worldwide.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Alexandra Lefort, your coin combines colour with glow-in-the-dark effects to recreate a breathtaking view of Earth from space. The partial view of the Western Hemisphere places the focus on North America—specifically Canada—while the application of colour captures the nuances that characterize the different regions, and the different blues that mark the ocean depth. Within the outer band that frames the field, the 25th anniversary of Dr. Roberta Bondar's historic space mission is commemorated by the number "25" and a miniature depiction of the space shuttle Discovery, as it appeared on Dr. Bondar's personal mission crest.

Did you know…
  • Dr. Roberta Bondar has the honour of being Canada's first woman astronaut in space, and only the second Canadian.
  • When the formation of a Canadian space program was announced in 1983, Dr. Bondar quickly applied to become an astronaut. She was one of the six Canadians selected from over 4,300 applicants!
  • The purpose of Dr. Bondar's flight, Space Shuttle mission STS-42, was to study the effects of weightlessness on different materials and life.
  • Dr. Bondar's role in the mission contributed significantly to the Canadian Space Program, but the experiments were not solely on behalf of our nation—they were on behalf of 16 different countries!
  • In honour of her achievements, several schools across Canada have adopted her name.  It's not uncommon to see "Roberta Bondar School" in many Canadian cities!

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

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Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8500 (2017)
 
2.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

22%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Unique (6)
  • One of A kind (5)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

It is a dud. Please tell us how to see the "night" view.

By Mrs. DDO

from Washington State

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult

    Comments about Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8500 (2017):

    This coin shows the "lights at night" view of Canada by night and the "map" by day... I saw it demonstrated in Ottawa. But mine shows day and then the map glows a bit. Can't see the night view. Also nicely demonstrated on the website. I've tried many tricks including black light plus magnifier (almost...). I fell my gift was a dud. Most folks seem to think the colored map just glows a bit and don't even realize the beauty of "night lights" database. Such a great coin should come with instructions and an accurate description. P.S. The night view is not "space" or "stars".

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    not up to expectations

    By "Disappointed"

    from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

    About Me Not A Coin Collector

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Disappointing Glow
    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8500 (2017):

      Because we have met Roberta Bondar and as she grew up here in the Sault, I was interested in the coin. While it is indeed beautiful, I felt it did not live up to the promise of "illumination" as illustrated in the catalogue.
      Though I am not a coin collector and therefore have no idea of the value of coins, I feel the price was very high. At a lower price I may have kept it but at this price it was way more than I wanted to spend on a "Memento".

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not all it was claimed to be.

      By Buddy's dad

      from Ontario

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Glow In Dark Doesn't Work
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult

      Comments about Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8500 (2017):

      Very disappointed with the much vaunted glow in dark features. You need to work on improving this if that line is going to be continued.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lol

      By Dave

      from Ontario,canada

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Unique

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Special Occasion

      Comments about Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8500 (2017):

      Shape reminds me of my glasses. Made me laugh because it does not glow.Would not recommended to a friend, also could not cost money to friend, rather tell them to buy smokes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Very disappointed

      By tinkntig

      from Port Stanley, ON

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Not As Advertsed
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8500 (2017):

        Will barely glow in the dark. Have left it in direct sunlight and under lamps for hours, and it will not glow anywhere near the extent the website depicts.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        GLOW IN THE LIGHT!!

        By Mo

        from Ajax, Ont

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Personalization

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8500 (2017):

            I will never buy those glow in the dark coins, I feel like it will not work overtime,the glow will fade away, I am glad these coins does not catch my eyes, compete waste of money.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Glow in the Dark - View from Space

            By DD

            from Ontario, Ca

            About Me Collector

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • One Of A Kind
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8500 (2017):

              Nice coin once it finally got enough light to glow in the dark. Along with some other mentions it works well with a black light as well. Enjoy how it is on a convex coin, a double feature coin.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Poor GID Feature

              By RPM

              from Edmonton

              About Me Collector, Quality Driven

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Looks Good In The Light
              • One Of A Kind

              Cons

              • Expensive
              • Poor Personalization
              • Poor Quality
              • Too Small
              • Very Bland On The Gid Fea

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8500 (2017):

                Not as advertised for the GID (Glow in the dark) feature, would have been better off if it were to light up using UV light source or the coin was Ultra High relief like other $25 dollar coins

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                disappointed

                By ja

                from ontario

                About Me Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • One Of A Kind

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Child

                  Comments about Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8500 (2017):

                  Does not live up to the picture on mint website. Not as vivid, smaller and difficult to see the glow in the dark feature

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Out of this world

                  By Digupcoins

                  from Windsor , Ontario

                  About Me Canada History Hunter, Quality Driven

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Gift For Child

                  Comments about Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin – View of Canada From Space – Mintage: 8500 (2017):

                  Coin looks perfect in Person , the curve to to coin makes the Canada scene stand out

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  • Q:

                    How do you get this coin to glow?
                    Asked on 12/7/2016 by Darkodave from Montreal, Quebec

                    2 answers

                    • A:

                      The mini black light is a way to see glow in the dark products. On mine, the "day" view did glow but didn't achieve that "lights at night" view, but the one a shown to me at the Ottawa mint store did.... it glowed bright as a night view of the lights without the map colors. I've tried many ways to achieve the same view but can't. I even took it up to Vancouver to the mint store to try to get them to show me. So, a black light plus a magnifier almost does it.

                      Answered on 3/12/2017 by Mrs DDO from Washington State
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hello. The coin will glow at any time however if placed under a light for 30 seconds or so, it will have a much brighter glow.

                      Answered on 12/8/2016 by Matt (Product Team) from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    Will this Coin every stop Flashing from Daylight to Dark ? Is there a Guarantee with this coin if it stops Flashing ?
                    Asked on 11/16/2016 by Leo from Hamilton,Ontario

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hello, the coin does not 'flash'. It the day light is appears normal. In the dark, it glows.

                      Answered on 11/17/2016 by Matt (Product Team) from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    Is this coin coming along with the case?
                    Asked on 11/16/2016 by Hao from Brossard, QC

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi Hao,

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

                      Answered on 11/17/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    Can i order another clear cover for the coin? Scratches easily (by me) and it will be a gift
                    Asked on 11/16/2016 by jj

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi JJ,

                      Yes, we can provide a replacement capsule. Please call our call centre and they will have one shipped to you. We do not sell them on Mint.ca, so you'll have to call in. 1-800-267-1871 (Canada), 1-800-268-6468 (US)

                      Answered on 11/17/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    I received my coin from the mint. However I can see the coin has a slight dent with a hairline almost scratch like imperfection. Does this decrease the value?
                    Asked on 11/14/2016 by NoviceCollector

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi NoviceCollector,

                      If there's a flaw in your coin, please return it and we'll send you a replacement or a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

                      Answered on 11/15/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    I purchased a coin and it doesn't seem to glow in the dark
                    Asked on 11/7/2016 by Brenda from Sault Ste Marie On

                    3 answers

                    • A:

                      I agree my coin does not glow in the dark even when left by a light for hours .

                      Answered on 12/5/2016 by dmc0923 from miramichi
                    • A:

                      I use the Mini Black light and the night time scene really shows up nicely

                      Answered on 11/19/2016 by Digupcoins from Windsor , Ontario
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Sometimes it helps if you place the coin under a light for a minute, than try it in the dark again.

                      Answered on 11/8/2016 by Matt (Product Team) from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    when will this coin be shipped ?
                    Asked on 11/7/2016 by Diesel Roller from Ottawa

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi Diesel,

                      This coin is shipping now. If you've ordered one you may contact our customer service department (1-800-267-1871) to get an update on the status of your order.

                      Answered on 11/8/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    WHY DOES THE SITE STATE IT IS 1 OZ, AND THE SPECIFICATIONS STATE IT IS LESS?
                    Asked on 11/6/2016 by happy from Mississauga,ON Canada

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi Happy,

                      30.75 grams is 0.98863546 troy ounces, which is the guaranteed minimum weight of this coin. Our coins often contain fractions more than the listed weight.

                      Note: 30.75 grams is 1.0846743 ounces (non-troy). The banner on the home page mentioning 1 ounce does not specify 1 troy ounce.

                      Answered on 11/8/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    It is stated that this is available in online, so does that mean it will never be available in your store? Thank you.
                    Asked on 11/5/2016 by Sheri from Ottawa, Ontario

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi Sheri,

                      All three of our stores (Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver) will be receiving some of these coins. As of yesterday (Nov 7th) they were not shipped yet, but they will be soon.

                      Answered on 11/8/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    how many are left? -Nov 3
                    Asked on 11/3/2016 by jj from ontario

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi JJ,

                      We are not permitted to disclose the exact amount of coins remaining, but this coin is selling very quickly since it was released a few days ago. And with a limited mintage of 8,500 worldwide, it may not last long.

                      Answered on 11/4/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
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                  Specifications

                  • No.158306
                  • Mintage8,500
                  • Composition99.99% pure silver
                  • Finishproof
                  • Weight (g) 30.75
                  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
                  • Edgeserrated
                  • Certificateserialized
                  • Face value25 dollars
                  • ArtistAlexandra Lefort (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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