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[Canadian] Mint's newest coin showcases famous Falcon Lake UFO encounter in Manitoba
CBC News ^ | April 3, 2018 | Elisha Dacey

Posted on 04/04/2018 9:07:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin

The coin shows the moment the craft lifted from the rock, with a figure lying on the ground with a hand in the air, as if to ward something off. In the dark, the craft on the coin glows, as does the gas coming from the ship.

The coin is ovoid and uses more colours than traditionally found in a coin, said Stan.

"They sent me a proof that had their original thought, which was kind of cute," said Stan. "Originally, it was going to have alien eyes on it, so it looked like the shape of an alien head."

Erica Maga, product manager for the coin, said the idea came to the team during their annual research. "We thought it was such an interesting story that it was one that we had to share with Canadians," said Maga. "Everyone is sort of fascinated by this subject matter and we thought it would make a really interesting coin design."

The coin has been in production for a few months but went on sale Monday, said Maga. The coin's egg shape, while unusual, was also used for coins with a hot air balloon and featuring Ukranian pysanka.

Maga confirmed one of the earliest designs featured glow-in-the-dark alien eyes.

"We had talked around a lot of really wacky ideas and interesting concepts for this one, but in the end, we wanted to try and stay as faithful and true to the story as we could."

Despite the Manitoba connection, the coin is being minted in Ottawa instead of Winnipeg, said Alex Reeves, external communications advisor for The Mint. The Winnipeg facility does currency coins, while the Ottawa facility specializes in collector coins.

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1 posted on 04/04/2018 9:07:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 04/04/2018 9:08:32 AM PDT by Salamander (I ride all night and I travel in fear, that in this darkness, I will disappear...)
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To: Salamander

Perfect


3 posted on 04/04/2018 9:10:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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Canada, under JT’s Losership is now swirling around the drain...


4 posted on 04/04/2018 9:12:46 AM PDT by heterosupremacist (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. - (Thomas Jefferson)
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To: BenLurkin

THAT’S an official mint product?? Lol


5 posted on 04/04/2018 9:14:49 AM PDT by simpson96
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Trudeau is gayer that Obama. How is that possible?


6 posted on 04/04/2018 9:24:39 AM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: BenLurkin; Chode

Thank You for the Post.

Neat coin, will it work in ET’s Parking Meters ?

PING!!!


7 posted on 04/04/2018 9:36:26 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Progress- the opposite of congress)
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Seriously embarrassing.


8 posted on 04/04/2018 1:51:53 PM PDT by Rogue Christian
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It will sell. Make money for the mint.


9 posted on 04/04/2018 1:55:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Rogue Christian

Embarrassing?

I think it’s cool.

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10 posted on 04/04/2018 1:59:22 PM PDT by Mears
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To: mabarker1
at least people won't spend it like a quarter
11 posted on 04/04/2018 3:33:51 PM PDT by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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