2019 RCM Unexplained Phenomena: The Shag Harbour Incident Silver Proof 1 oz Coin
The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to release the second coin in their stunning Unexplained Phenomena series! The Shag Harbour Incident refers to the still mysterious event in 1967 in which four bright lights were seen by many witnesses crashing into the waters off Shag Harbour in Nova Scotia.
“This coin brings attention to a story that many people don’t know about. The Shag Harbour Incident is one of the best government-documented UFO crashes; even today, the case remains open and unsolved.” Laurie Wickens, Eyewitness and President of the Shag Harbour UFO Incident Society
Lights In The Dark
Use the black light flashlight (included) to activate the coin’s glow-in-the-dark features. These add a sci-fi worthy element to our colourful depiction of the mysterious craft and the four mysterious lights that were spotted in the sky.
With an extremely limited mintage of only 4,000 coins for worldwide distribution you really must act quickly!
- 2019 RCM Unexplained Phenomena: The Shag Harbour Incident Silver Proof 1 oz Coin.
- Produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Extremely limited mintage of 4,000 for global distribution!
- Contains 1 Troy ounce of 9999 fine silver in a brilliant Proof finish.
- Rectangular shape helps to frame the vertically oriented scene of the lights crashing into the water.
- Features special colorization on the reverse that not only brings to life the image but also reacts to black light with a bright glowing effect.
- Each coin comes in beautiful black case.
- Includes numbered COA.
- Legal Tender backed by Canada. Face value 20 Dollars.
The Back Story
At first, no one referred to it as a UFO. Laurie Wickens, then 18, noticed the lights while driving with friends and estimated the craft to measure some 60 feet in diameter. But when it came crashing down into the sea, a flash of light and a roar led some witnesses to believe a plane crash had just occurred.
Three RCMP officers, including one who had also seen the lights, arrived at the impact site to find the strange object glowing in the water less than a kilometer from the shore. Officials contacted the Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax to find out if an aircraft had gone missing – all were accounted for. Coast Guard and military vessels also arrived on the scene but they were already too late: the lights had already vanished and only the sparkling yellow foam remained on the surface.
The search for a downed craft continued into the early morning hours but there was never any evidence of debris. A diving detachment of the Royal Canadian Navy also combed the seabed until the investigation was called off on October 9.
What crashed in the water? Was it top-secret aircraft? An alien ship? Government documents show authorities could not offer a conventional explanation. Even today, the Shag Harbour Incident remains a mystery and one of the best-documented encounters with an unidentified flying object.