Магазин метеоритов. Монета с метеоритами Campo Del Cielo, 5$, 2009 год.
Coin with a meteorite.
Metal: Silver Ag 99,9%
Mintage limit: 10.000

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the International Year of Astronomy with this exciting release of a Five dollar silver proof coin which contains pieces of meteorite Campo del Cielo. This unique coin features a blister packed centerpiece filled with fragments of an authentic meteorite. The reverse design illustrates the connection we all share with the universe through intricate drawings. The Meteorite encapsulated in this coin fell to earth around 4000 years ago, as part of the Campo Del Ceilo (Field of Heaven) meteorite shower in Argentina. This coin has a limited mintage of only 10,000 coins and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the International Year of Astronomy with this exciting release of a Five dollar silver proof coin which contains pieces of meteorite. This unique coin features a blister packed centerpiece filled with fragments of an authentic meteorite. The reverse design illustrates the connection we all share with the universe through intricate drawings. The Meteorite encapsulated in this coin fell to earth around 4000 years ago, as part of the Campo Del Ceilo (Field of Heaven) meteorite shower in Argentina. This coin has a limited mintage of only 10,000 coins and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

On the reverse is a highly stylised image designed to represent our connection to the universe. It shows a skyscape with stars trailing around the central blister pack of meteorite fragments. Around the outer part of the coin are several well known landmarks such as Mt Fuji in Japan, the Eiffel Tower in France, the Statue of Liberty in the United States of America and the Opera House in Australia. There are also four heads looking towards the sky, symbolising out global community. In the very outer rim is the inscription "International Year of Astronomy" and the year "2009". The obverse shows a stylised representation of the solar system, with the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II at the top and the country and year of issue, along with the face value, to the right.

The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) is a year-long celebration of astronomy, taking place in 2009 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with a telescope by Galileo Galilei and the publication of Johannes Kepler's Astronomia nova in the 17th century.The Year was declared by the 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations. A global scheme, laid out by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), has also been endorsed by UNESCO—the UN body responsible for Educational, Scientific and Cultural matters. The opening ceremony was held in Paris on January 15–16, 2009. IYA2009 is scheduled to include numerous global projects and public events. The IAU also released a book and movie on the history of the telescope for this event.

Country : Australia

Year of Issue : 2009

Face Value: 5 $

Metal: Silver Ag 99,9%

Finish : Proof

Diameter: 50 mm

Gross weight: 50 g

Mintage limit : 10.000

More information about meteorite Campo del Cielo in Meteoritical Bulletin Database



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