Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Year of Astronomy Proof Set

Buy Year of Astronomy Proof Set: $2 coin, $1 coin, 20 cent coin, 10 cent coin , 5 cent Mint Coins, Perth, Australia

Year Of Astronomy Proof Set

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) celebrates the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s first astronomical observation through a telescope. Marking Australia’s participation in IYA2009, this Proof Year Set contains a commemorative 2009 Australian $1 coin featuring the dish at the iconic Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales. The design reflects the aim of IYA2009, which is “to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night-time sky”. The set also includes a 2009-dated $2 coin (Aboriginal elder), 50c piece (Coat of Arms), 20c piece (platypus), 10c piece (lyrebird) and 5c piece (echidna) in stunning proof quality. The 2009 Proof Year Set is housed in an IYA2009-themed wallet-style presentation pack and a brightly illustrated shipper

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