Outer space is often referred to by the simple name of “space,” but there is so much more to man’s exploration of the celestial system within which all known species live. Outer space, or deep space, is the void that exists between, and within which, celestial bodies exist. Not everyone can visit, but now you can imagine what the planet looks like from above. Today, the 2017 $25 Proof Silver Canadian A View of Canada from Space Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a maroon clamshell with black beauty box.
- Mintage limited to 8,500 coins only!
- Consists of 30.75 Grams, or .9886 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of $25 (CAD) is fully backed by Canada’s government.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Satellite view of Canada from space on the reverse.
- Design from Alexandra Lefort.
The efforts of NASA and several other space agencies around the world have enabled modern humans to view their planet in ways past generations never could have imagined. These silver coins were struck as a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Dr. Roberta Bondar (MD/Ph.D) and her flight into space.
Dr. Bondar lifted off with the crew of the space shuttle Discovery from the NASA launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 22, 1992. She became the first Canadian female astronaut in space, and her mission is commemorated with this coin.
On the reverse of the 2017 $25 Proof Silver Canadian A View of Canada from Space Coin you’ll find Lefort’s imagery of the North American continent, with a specific focus on Canada’s territorial lands on the continent.
The obverse features the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, this is the latest effigy of Her Majesty to appear on Canadian coinage since she became Queen of England in 1952.
Each silver coin in this offering has a design on the reverse has a unique glow-in-the-dark colorization added to it through the use of photo luminescent elements. This new twist on the view of the planet makes it easy to view the satellite image of Earth under normal lighting, and a special nighttime view when the lights are out.
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in Ottawa in 1908 to provide the country sovereign control over minting of its currency, as well as silver and gold bullion. Today, it has an additional location that opened in Winnipeg in 1980.
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