The 2017 Proof Canadian $25 A View Of Canada From Space 30 Gram Silver Coin pays tribute to the 25th anniversary of the very first Canadian female astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar, having made the journey into space. The NASA space program has not only fueled the imaginations of countless whove been able to get a whole new view of this world we live in, but has also allowed for the cooperation between other space agencies and countries from around the world.
Your 2017 Proof Canadian $25 A View Of Canada From Space 30 Gram Silver Coin has an interesting convex shape on the coins reverse side, which adds a 3D effect to the coin. It almost looks as though the view of the planet is popping right up and off the coin itself. These coins were designed to celebrate Dr. Roberta Bondars incredible achievements.
In 1992, Dr. Bondar was launched into space on the shuttle Discovery, from the NASA launch site at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Dr. Bondar was the first Canadian female astronaut to make it into space.
The obverse design of the 2017 Proof Canadian $25 A View Of Canada From Space 30 Gram Silver Coin features the 2003 right-profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This artwork was designed by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt. Also featured on the obverse side of the coin is Her Majestys name, Elizabeth II, along with the face value of the coin and the Latin phrase D.G. Regina, which translates to mean By the Grace of God, Queen.
The reverse side of the 2017 Proof Canadian $25 A View Of Canada From Space 30 Gram Silver Coin offers a from-space view of the North American continent, with a focus on the Canadian territories. There are a number of really interesting features about the reverse design of this coin, not least of which is the very unique glow-in-the-dark colorization that was added to the coin by using photoluminescent elements. The reverse of the coin includes the country of issue, Canada, the year of issue, the name of Dr. Roberta Bondar and a mention of it being the 25th-anniversarycelebration of Dr. Bondars achievements. Two small space shuttles are also featured, flanking the view of the earth.
Your 2017 Proof Canadian $25 A View Of Canada From Space 30 Gram Silver Coin will ship secured in a classic maroon clamshell. It will also be encased inside of a black beauty box for an extra level of protection.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||Susanna Blunt|
|Designer (Reverse)||Alexandra Lefort|
|Product Series||RCM Commemorative|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Capsule Size||38 mm|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|