EARLY RELEASES COINS ARE EXTREMELY RARE!! The Universe – Opal Glass Art. That is in the highest possible grade – PF 70 Ultra Cameo (PF is Proof Finish). 9999 beautiful coin captures the unusual physical characteristics of the. The Universe by having an incredible Opal Glass Art. Struck in an amazing proof finish with glow-in-the-dark technology. He design of this coin has been given added luminescence, and will glow in the dark. Additionally, this coin has a handcrafted opal fine art globule of colored glass that contains a colored swirl of silver dust. This coin is a second coin of 2016 year and is a lovely addition to any collection featuring fine artwork, natural images, science or space memorabilia, or Canadian coins in general. This hand painted and engraved 99.99% pure silver coin features the amazing. A unique work of art and design. Furthermore, this incredible coin. Has been almost completely. This is the second coin in the Royal Canadian Mints The Universe series celebrating our universe. With an exquisitely engraved and selectively colored silver coins featuring reflective, shimmery color to bring the beauty of the universe by using Glow-In-The-Dark technology along with Opal. This coin presents a rare opportunity to view superb engraving skills of the Royal Canadian Mint. Furthermore, this coin has been designated as. By Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC) – which means that this coin was sent to NGC for grading in the first 30 days of its release. Additionally, a super rare. Canada – Niagara Falls Label. From NGC is present!! This coin boasts features never seen on a coin before. The design of this coin has been given added luminescence, and will glow-in-the-dark as well, each coin has a handcrafted opal fine art globule of colored glass that contains a colored swirl of silver dust. To create an image of the universe that is one-of-a-kind. Unique celebration of Canadas 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. Theres a universe of wonders crafted into this coin, starting with the way silver dust swirls together with a variety of opal colored glass pieces to re-create an image of the universe. This coin has its own unique swirl which is captured in a globule of. Glass that has been handcrafted and applied to this coin. The glass was also given added luminescence to capture the faint glow of the galaxy – a stunning effect!! This spectacular fine silver coin captures the beauty of the universe by using the proof finish and glow-in-the-dark technology. This coin presents a rare opportunity to view this the universe, which is superbly rendered due to the incredible engraving skills of the. This amazing coin features a combination of color and glow paint along with a specially selected. Fine art colored glass that also glows in the dark. The use of multiple finishes further showcases the combined craftsmanship and artistry that have produced this. This coin is a. N exceptional keepsake for stargazers, astronomers, outdoor enthusiasts, anyone who has ever marveled at the wonders of the night sky. This fine silver coin e. Xemplifies the Royal Canadian Mints continuing spirit of innovation , along with the remarkable craftsmanship and artistry for which it is internationally renowned. His amazing 99,99% pure silver coin features multiple technologies to bring out the stunning beauty of The Universe using beautiful proof finish and glow-in-the-dark technology. Additionally, this coin was expertly struck i. A three-dimensional proof finish with a mirror background on a stunning one ounce pure silver coin is minted from. By the Royal Canadian Mint, and has a limited mintage of 8,500 worldwide. And this example has been graded a perfect PF 70 Ultra Cameo, the highest possible grade from NGC. His is a mega rarity and a unique opportunity to own a true masterpiece!! Design by two Canadian artists. Dome of the Burke-Gaffney Observatory located at University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where a student looks through the observatory’s telescope. Against the softly colored glow of a clear, star-filled night sky, a unique glass insert captures the otherworldly beauty of a supernova crafted by opal artist Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay. The crystal-clear globule of opal glass contains an opal that represents the dying star, which is meticulously positioned over a darkly colored background and surrounded by wisps of swirled glass and glow-in-the-dark colors. There is a remarkably luminous quality to the insert that conveys this stellar explosion of light and energy, which could easily outshine the glow of its own galaxy. His coin contains added luminescence in the colored sky that captures the faint glow of the galaxy and a. Stunning effect that also shines from some of the stars. The county of origin – CANADA – along with t. Year-date – 2016 – are. Located at the right side of this coin. The Reverse contains the. Profile of Queen Elizabeth II. Denomination – 20 DOLLARS. Is located at the bottom of this coin. The Edge of this coin is serrated. A very rare label is also present. The NGC label provides further guarantee of the coin’s weight, purity, and overall quality – adding a factor of collectability to this unique coin. Included with this super rare coin is the Original Government Packaging (OGP) – large black outer. Case with the Royal Canadian Mint’s logo imprinted on the box, large durable maroon clam-shell inner box and. Certificate of authenticity , which will also accompanies this packaging. The coin has been expertly struck by the Royal Canadian Mint and has a limited mintage worldwide of only 8,500 coins. His certificate of authenticity for this coin presents the valuable insight for this coin in both English and French languages – as both are the official languages in. A truly magnificent work of art!! He Universe is all of time and space and its contents. The Universe includes planets, stars, galaxies, the contents of intergalactic space, the smallest subatomic particles, and all matter and energy. The observable universe is about 28 billion parsecs (91 billion light-years) in diameter at the present time. The size of the whole Universe is not known and may be infinite. Observations and the development of physical theories have led to inferences about the composition and evolution of the Universe. Throughout recorded history, cosmologies and cosmogonies, including scientific models, have been proposed to explain observations of the Universe. The earliest quantitative geocentric models were developed by ancient Greek philosophers and Indian philosophers. Over the centuries, more precise astronomical observations led to Nicolaus Copernicus’s heliocentric model of the Solar System and Johannes Kepler’s improvement on that model with elliptical orbits, which was eventually explained by Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity. Further observational improvements led to the realization that the Solar System is located in a galaxy composed of billions of stars, the Milky Way. It was subsequently discovered that our galaxy is just one of many. On the largest scales, it is assumed that the distribution of galaxies is uniform and the same in all directions, meaning that the Universe has neither an edge nor a center. Observations of the distribution of these galaxies and their spectral lines have led to many of the theories of modern physical cosmology. The discovery in the early 20th century that galaxies are systematically red-shifted suggested that the Universe is expanding, and the discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation suggested that the Universe had a beginning. Finally, observations in the late 1990′s indicated the rate of the expansion of the Universe is increasing indicating that the majority of energy is most likely in an unknown form called dark energy. The majority of mass in the universe also appears to exist in an unknown form, called dark matter. Pondering the universe is as old as the ages. Its the common thread that connects us to every civilization that has come before. And while todays high-tech world has brought greater understanding, new questions always arise, eyes still gaze upwards on starry nights, and we still wonder, Who are we? Why are we here? There are numerous observatories around the world probing the universe to find answers to humanitys ageless questions. Among them is the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic, Québec. After Corning Glass Works introduced Pyrex in 1915, the name became a synonym for borosilicate glass in the English-speaking world. Borosilicate glass is created by adding boric oxide to the traditional glass maker’s frit of silica sand, soda, and ground lime. Since borosilicate glass melts at a higher temperature than ordinary silicate glass, some new techniques were required for industrial production. Borrowing from the welding trade, burners combining oxygen with natural gas were required. Borosilicate glass is a type of glass with silica and boron trioxide as the main glass-forming constituents. Borosilicate glasses are known for having very low coefficients of thermal expansion (3 × 106 /°C at 20 °C), making them resistant to thermal shock, more so than any other common glass. Such glass is less subject to thermal stress and is commonly used for the construction of reagent bottles. Borosilicate glass has a wide variety of uses ranging from cookware to lab equipment as well as a component of high quality products such as implantable medical devices and devices used in space exploration. Spotting a supernova is incredibly rare, and in 1995, the observatory at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax earned itself an enviable distinction when two Canadian astronomers discovered a supernova in a galaxy 70 million light years away. This breathtaking coin captures the magic of the event with a opal glass insert. The globule is so refined, it’s like gazing through a telescope, with a one-of-a-kind view that can only be created with handcrafted artistry. For a wonderful YouTube video regarding this coin presented in Original Government Packaging. Rare – This coin is of extreme rarity due to the extreme popularity of the subject matter being Canadian Observatory. Opal Glass Art and mega rare – glow-in-the-dark technology with colorized and proof finish and additionally its low mintage of 8,500. Furthermore, with the highest possible grade of PF 70 Ultra Cameo and Population = 24. With a very rare. Along with the original government packaging – this coin is an amazing rarity and an ultimate treasure. This coin never appears for sale on the open market and of supreme rarity in perfect grade – hence forth the ultimately low population. Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC) has graded this coin PF 70 Ultra Cameo (PF is Proof Finish). Certified at Proof 70 Ultra Cameo grade, the Numismatic Guaranty Company guarantees that this coin has no post-production imperfections at five times the magnification. The Authenticity and The Grade of this coin are guaranteed!! Population = 24 – t. He population of this coin as of December 23, 2015. And there will be no increase in this population due to the fact that this coin is designated Early Releases by NGC and the 30-day release period of this coin has long expired. This is an extremely limited and extremely rare coin!! Technical Specifications for This Coin. Obverse Finish: Colorized Proof with Opal Glass Art. Fineness: 0.9999 = 99.99%. Year of Issue: 2016. Weight: 31.39 grams. Diameter: 38.00 millimeters. Legal Tender: Canadian Legal Tender. Reverse Designer: Susanna Blunt. Original Packaging: Outer Box, Inner Box. Original Packaging: Certificate of Authenticity. Mint Facility: Royal Canadian Mint. Country of Origin: Canada. For this item, within the continental. The item “2016 Canada Silver $20 The Universe Opal Art PF70 UC ER NGC Coin RARE” is in sale since Wednesday, December 23, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “coinmaestro” and is located in Maineville, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, ID, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, SG, NO, SA, AE, BH, HR, MY, TR, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM.
- Certification Number: 4302486-012
- Grade: PF 70 Ultra Cameo
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Certification: NGC
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Metal Content: Pure Silver
- Year of Issue: 2016