A glow-in-the-dark silver coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint to celebrate unexplained phenomena is proving a phenomenon in its own right.
4000 of the rectangular-shaped coins selling went on sale for $129.95 each on Tuesday morning, by 3 p.m EST they were 95% sold.
They capture the eerie scene more than 50 years ago when what has been officially documented as a UFO crashed into the waters off Shag Harbour in southwestern Nova Scotia.
The colourful image on the coin shows three fishermen aboard a boat, staring and gesturing as the ghostly image of a flying saucer appears to crash into a choppy sea.
Shine the included black-light flashlight on the coin and the spaceship disappears, but four orange lights remain in the sky, as described by the many witnesses who reported seeing a UFO that night in 1967.
Mint spokesman Alex Reeves says some of the coins will be sent to private shops for retail sales.
With files from Canadian Press