This $30 fine silver glow-in-the-dark coin is the second to be released in the extremely popular Animals in the Moonlight series, and features a Lynx under the light of a huge glowing full moon. The first coin in this series quickly sold out from the Royal Canadian Mint, and a quick sell-out is also expected for this coin.
Savour the mystery of a full moon, and the rare and privileged sights that may be experienced under its radiance with this enchanting coin that brings you a sublime moment that outdoor enthusiasts can only dream of—a face-to-fur encounter with the ever-elusive lynx. This coin follows the glow-in-the-dark Moonlight Fireflies and Northern Lights Wolf coins, both of which sold old immediately and appreciated significantly in the secondary market. The mintage is just 4,000 coins, adding to its scarcity and collectability. As a pure silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint, it is HST / GST exempt.
Using a large 54 mm two ounce fine silver format, the remarkable design comes to life in the dark as it luminesces to create a breathtaking nighttime scene. Using newly developed technology, the glow effect appears in full colour with variable intensity. The resulting effect creates a glow from the moon and that shines brightly and appears to radiate across the scene. The light glimmers on the fresh snow and on the trees, and the stars sparkle with all the dazzle of a clear cool night. The effect is revealed after placing the coin in a light source for 30 to 60 seconds, then viewing in a dark room. To view the coin with an immediate intense glow effect even in a lighted room, a black light flashlight is also included.
Canadian artist Curtis Atwater has created a quintessential scene of log cabins in the northern forest with a lynx hiding among the trees nearby. It is a clear winter night. A full moon dominates the sky while a bonfire burns in a clearing below. The perspective gives the viewer the impression that they are approaching the cabins through the trees and have suddenly come upon a lynx that has quite possibly been there undetected for some time. The lynx is immediately recognizable by its housecat-like face, distinctive ear tufts, and pronounced facial ruff. Its massive forepaw is raised as if the lynx was about to move on, but has decided to stop to examine this stranger who has brought all this activity into its woods. The lynx gazes directly at the viewer, confident and unafraid; as if it was its decision to allow itself to be seen—a magical encounter that will be painfully brief before the majestic cat slips into the shadows in silence.