The Most Beautiful Galaxies - Spiral Galaxy

Niue Islands 2015 - $1 - The Most Beautiful Galaxies - Spiral 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. The first coin in series is dedicated to the Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232. It is about 100 million light years away in the Eridanus constellation. It is dominated by millions of bright stars and dark dust, in spiral arms rotating about the center. Open clusters containing bright blue stars are sprinkled along these spiral arms, with dark lanes of dense interstellar dust between. Less visible are dim normal stars and interstellar gas, producing such high mass that they dominate the dynamics of the inner galaxy. Not visible is matter of unknown form called dark matter, needed to explain the motions of the visible material in the outer galaxy.

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. The colored image of a galaxy was taken in 1998 with one of the first Very Large Telescopes located in the Paranal Observatory in Chile. 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 - Spiral Galaxy silver coin comes encapsuled, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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