The hologram was produced using a patented nanotechnology-based method of producing three-dimensional non-colored holographic elements. This advanced technology is also used on banknotes requiring exceptional security and detailed images. The hologram is not affixed to the coin, but struck microscopically into the coin's surface - stunning!
This coin's stylized design is inspired by First Nations storytelling traditions of the Pacific Northwest! Final coin in a story of the northern lights series.This amazing coin is only the third achromatic hologram coin ever to be released by the Royal Canadian Mint. Struck into 99.99% pure silver using nanotechnology, the holographic sky lit by the northern lights makes for a truly unique reverse design. This coin features the Royal Canadian Mint's first non-circular achromatic hologram. Your coin is housed in a colorful specialty beauty box to showcase and protect your investment. Artist Nathalie Bertin's raven image on the reverse of this coin is inspired by First Nations storytelling traditions of the Pacific Northwest. For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt. Designed by Canadian artist Nathalie Bertin, this coin features a stylized raven in flight above an engraved coniferous mountainside, set against a sky lit by the northern lights. The raven and sky are entirely holographic. The raven flies, wings fully outstretched, in the center of this image. The lower part of the image, engraved in silver, features rocky mountainous terrain cradling a coniferous forest. The sky above the mountains and surrounding the raven is a stunning hologram reminiscent of the ever-changing, swirling rainbow of the aurora borealis. The three-dimensional raven seen when looking at this coin doesn't exist in physical space! Fascinatingly, when looking at a hologram, we are not seeing a physical image (like a photograph), but a virtual image that is actually produced on the retina. In fact, the physical image on the hologram's surface is a seemingly random series of dots! Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell protected by a graphic beauty box. Unsearched All of the coins offered in this listing are unsearched. Many coin dealers search all coins when they are received from the Mint. They "cherry-pick" the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins.
Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered. Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We often include proof coin photos with the coin slightly tilted to better depict the mirror bright surfaces. However, tilting the coin may resulting one side being slightly out of focus.
Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just stock artwork from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting.We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits. The item "2015 $20 Story of the Northern Lights The Raven 99.99% Pure Silver Hologram" is in sale since Tuesday, September 15, 2015. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "okranchlandandcattlecompany" and is located in Lewisville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Aruba, Brunei darussalam, Ecuador, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Macao, Viet nam, Uruguay, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Russian federation, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Ukraine.