Today we are auctioning this. It’s a phenomenon that seems mysterious, elusive and almost magical; the sight of a firefly’s (Lampyridae) glow lighting up the darkness on a hot summer night is enchanting, and often evokes childhood memories of trying to catch one by a lake or while camping in a forest. In a unique celebration of a remarkable natural phenomenon in Canada’s wilderness, this beautifully coloured coin recreates the magic of a firefly’s glimmer on a moonlit night with the use of glow-in-the-dark technology. 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 abdomen. 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. Photo-luminescent 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. Makes the perfect gift for a nature lover, or for those who will revel in the innovative use of glow-in-the-dark technology. Maroon clam-shell with custom beauty box and outer RCM box. Some wear on outer box corner but minimal, is noted…. The item “2015 Canada $30 Moonlight Fireflies Fine Silver Royal Canadian Mint Coin L@@K” is in sale since Friday, December 16, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “wowiecoins” and is located in Pierrefonds, Quebec. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America.
- Grade: Ungraded
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Certification: Uncertified
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada