Mother Earth: Our Home - 2020 Canada 1 oz Pure Silver Glow In The Dark Coin - Royal Canadian Mint
Out of the billions of possible worlds in the universe, Earth is the only known planet to sustain life as we know it. By presenting a view from orbit, this coin reminds us that everything on our planet is connected: people, plants and animals, the past, present and future. Earth's well-being directly affects our own, and we must cherish and preserve this home for generations to come.
A fun Earth coin your entire family will enjoy again and again. Order today.
- OUR PLANET, OUR HOME, OUR FUTURE: This pure silver coin celebrates our little blue planet, the "Mother" of life as we know it! It is a love letter to a unique world that is home to humankind and millions of other species.
- A BLACK LIGHT-ACTIVATED GLOW: Black light-activated technology brings a colourful intensity to the Milky Way Galaxy.
- BOROSILICATE GLASS: On the coin's reverse, our planet is made of recycled borosilicate glass that gives it a rounded appearance and a glassy sheen, like it is illuminated by the sun.
- SPACE VIEW: The reverse design uses the vastness of space and the barren lunar landscape to emphasize our planet's life support systems—the water, land and atmosphere that have allowed life to thrive here.
- DETAILED LUNARSCAPE: The natural shine of 99.99% pure silver illuminates all the engraved details that re-create the battered and cratered surface of the moon.
- A UNIFYING MESSAGE: Past, present and future—we are celebrating the home that has nurtured generations before us, but we are also mindful of the need to preserve it for those generations still to come.
- INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
- LOW MINTAGE: Limited to 4,000 coins worldwide.
Designed by Canadian artist Jamie Desrochers, the reverse features a breathtaking view of Earth from space. The scene is enhanced with black light-activated technology that lights up the Milky Way behind our home planet, which is made from recycled borosilicate glass, while the partial view of a battered lunar landscape emphasizes Earth's ability to support life. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
- In our solar system, Earth is the third planet from the Sun—we're about 150 million kilometres away from it—and the fifth largest.
- Earth's moon is the largest relative to its planet in the entire solar system.
- Water covers roughly 70% of our planet's surface while our atmosphere is mostly made of nitrogen (78%) and oxygen (21%).
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.
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