Black light technology brings a colourful intensity to the Milky Way Galaxy on this innovative glow-in-the-dark $20 fine silver coin. 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. Mintage is limited to 4,000. HST/GST exempt.
Designed by Canadian artist Jamie Desrochers, the reverse features a breathtaking view of Earth from space. The scene is enhanced with blacklight-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.