Before dawn on the morning of January 1, 1970, a nurse at a hospital in Duncan, B.C., opened the curtain in a patient’s room. What she saw next is depicted on the Royal Canadian Mint’s sixth Canada’s Unexplained Phenomena coin.
The nurse described seeing a large saucer-shaped, glass-domed craft. Inside the object, which was estimated to be 50 feet (15 metres) in diameter and illuminated from the bottom, two male-like figures clad in dark cloth appeared to be standing in front of a large panel. Absorbed by the sight, the nurse studied both the craft and its occupants, until one of them reached down to grab hold of what appeared to be a lever… and the object quickly moved out of sight.
Item Number: 208674
Composition: 99.99% pure silver with colour and black light technology
Weight*: 31.56 g
Diameter: 49.80 mm x 28.60 mm
Face Value: $20
Artist: Patrick Bélanger (reverse) Packaging: Black clamshell with black beauty box
Finished Size: 88 mm x 88 mm