The Most Beautiful Galaxies - The Topsy Turvy Galaxy

Niue Islands 2015 - $1 - The Most Beautiful Galaxies - The Topsy Turvy Galaxy - 17,5g LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 2.015 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This silver proof coin comes with digital printing and is dedicated to the most beautiful galaxies.
$92.43

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2015
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1/2oz - 17g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2015
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $92.43
Coin Story

The Most Beautiful Galaxies series was designed in collaboration with the European Southern Observatory – the leading intergovernmental astronomy organization in Europe. NGC 1313 (also known as the Topsy Turvy Galaxy) is a barred spiral galaxy discovered by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on 27 September 1826. It has a strikingly uneven shape and its axis of rotation is not exactly in its centre. In the vicinity of NGC 1313 there is another galaxy called NGC 1309. NGC 1309 was the site of supernova SN 1987k.

Reverse Design

The reverse features an image of God taken from the “Ancient of Days” by W. Blake, drawing a circle around a selected galaxy with a compass. At the bottom, an image of the topsy turvy galaxy is featured. The image was perfectly imprinted in high resolution technology. The background image represents a monochord – an ancient one-string musical instrument that symbolizes deep exploration of music and cosmology.

Obverse Design

The traditional obverse of the coin by Niue bears the portrait of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the following inscriptions: the Queen’s name, the face value of the coin, its issuing year and country.

Packaging

The Most Beautiful Galaxies - The Topsy Turvy Galaxy silver coin comes encapsulated, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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