Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Year of Astronomy Silver Coin

Buy International Year of Astronomy Silver Coin, 1oz, 99.9%, Proof Quality, Perth Mint Australia

Year of Astronomy Silver Coin

Stargazers can celebrate their heavenly pastime with this outstanding commemorative marking Australia’s official participation in the International Year of Astronomy and the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s famous astronomical observations with a telescope. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. The coin’s reverse portrays two young people observing a coloured representation of the night sky with a telescope. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design includes a stylised depiction of the Southern Cross constellation and the inscription INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY 2009. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse. The Perth Mint will release no more than 7,500 of these coins. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Each coin is housed in a black presentation case and superbly illustrated shipper accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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