New glow-in-the-dark coin depicts 1967 Canadian UFO encounter

Royal Canadian Mint depicts incident in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia

A new coin released by the Royal Canadian Mint depicts a famous UFO encounter in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia in 1967. The coin has a special glow-in-the-dark feature that shows two different perspectives.

Canada’s best-documented UFO crash is the subject of a new glow-in-the-dark coin released by the Royal Canadian Mint.

According to the mint’s website, the rectangular silver coin is a re-telling of a UFO crash that prompted a government investigation in 1967 in the small fishing village of Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia.

On Oct. 4 of that year, witnesses spotted a craft about 60 feet in diameter crash into the sea. The flash of light led them to believe a plane had crashed.

Three RCMP officers, including one who had also seen the lights, arrived at the impact site and saw a strange object glowing in the water less then a kilometre from shore.

But officials soon discovered that no aircraft were reported missing, and, by the time Coast Guard and military vessels arrived, the lights had vanished and only sparking yellow foam remained on the surface.

The search for a downed craft continued, but no debris was found, and the investigation was called off on Oct. 9.

Government documents showed that authorities could not offer a conventional explanation, and the Shag Harbour incident today remains a mystery.

The Royal Canadian Mint coin depicts a view of the UFO encounter from a witness’ perspective from a fishing boat.

It comes with a black-light flashlight to activate its glow-in-the-dark features.

The coin, which has a face value of $20, sells for $129.95, and 95 per cent of the 4,000 coins available were sold as of Tuesday.

This is the second UFO coin produced by the mint. The previous one – sold in 2018 – depicted a UFO encounter in Falcon Lake, Manitoba, in May 1967.

RELATED: B.C. artist designs coin for Royal Canadian Mint

RELATED: ‘Give Peace a Chance’: New silver coin celebrates John Lennon and Yoko Ono



newsroom@abbynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Two new hybrid BC Ferries ships christened with new names in Victoria ceremony

Island Aurora and Island Discovery will service Gulf Island and North Island routes

Lawyer says substitute teacher fought sexual urges for 30 years

Former Victoria badminton coach Harry Charles Sadd to be sentenced for sexual abuse of boys

Public hearing coming for Victoria police officer accused of sexual misconduct

Police watchdog hearing follows VPD investigation into allegations

Saanich police search for alleged UVic Bookstore thief

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to contact police

Original Victoria Clipper vessel sails one last time

Vessel sold to buyers in Gabon, Central Africa

Pipeline dispute: Tories put no-confidence motion on House of Commons agenda

Conservatives say they have no confidence in the Trudeau government to end the rail blockades

POLL: Do you support the proposed changes for ICBC?

Tuesday’s provincial budget predicted a shift from shortfall to surplus in wake… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 18

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C., federal ministers plead for meeting Wet’suwet’en dissidents

Scott Fraser, Carolyn Bennett says they can be in Smithers Thursday

Province shows no interest in proposed highway between Alberta and B.C.

Province says it will instead focus on expanding the Kicking Horse Canyon to four lanes

First case of COVID-19 in B.C. has fully recovered, health officer says

Three other cases are symptom-free and expected to test negative soon

A&W employees in Ladysmith get all-inclusive vacation for 10 years of service

Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck, and Muriel Jack are headed on all-expenses-paid vacations

Island wildlife rescue centre sees 9 poisoned birds since January

MARS trying to fundraise for ‘rigorous and expensive’ lead poisoning treatment

Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees temporarily as anti-pipeline blockades drag on

The Crown corporation has suspended passenger trains on its Montreal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto

Most Read