Fiji 2012 10$ Galileo’s Universe Proof Silver Coin

Fiji 2012 10$ Galileo’s Universe Proof Silver Coin

 

  • Unusual shape
  • Low mintage
  • Unique shiny glass inlay with digital printing 5C
  • Just the thing for astronomy enthusiasts!

€139.94
FJ0075
Out of stock
Country: Fiji Metal Purity: 925 Box: Yes
Year of Issue: 2012 Coin Weight: 20 g CoA: Yes
Face Value: 10 dollars Dimensions: 54 x 32 mm Coin Accent: Pad printing, Glass and locket insert, Unusual shape
ID: FJ0075 Quality: Proof Mintage quantity: 1000 pcs

This shiny piece of precious metal is dedicated to Galileo Galilei and his completely new for that time view of the universe. The oval-shaped coin stands out from hundreds of others thanks to its shiny glass inlay with digital printing 5C showing the Milky Way seen from Yosemite Park. With only 1 000 pieces worldwide, this coin by Fiji might interest those collecting space-themed coins. Are you one of them?

The effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II occupies half of the obverse. Traditionally, it is surrounded by the following legends: the Queen’s name, the face value of the coin, its issuing country and year. And, of course, the shiny glass inlay featuring the Milky Way, a barred spiral galaxy, about 100,000 light-years across.

On the reverse, one can see Galileo Galilei explaining the planets and Milky Way to the personifications of Optics, Astronomy and Mathematics with the same glass insert above. Galileo was known to support the heliocentric theory of the universe, though the latter was disapproved of by the Roman Catholic Church and the majority of people. He observed the Milky Way and found it to be a multitude of stars packed so densely that they appeared to be clouds from Earth. It was four hundred years ago that the Italian scientist looked into space and changed our view of the universe! Now you can enjoy the Milky Way right in your hand, inserted in a piece of silver…

 

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