Tuesday, July 19, 2011

1965 - FIRST SPACE WALK 2009 SILVER 'ORBITAL' COIN





One Troy Ounce Silver Perth Mint Numismatic -1965 - FIRST SPACE WALK 2009 SILVER 'ORBITAL' COIN
  • 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Coloured Reverse Design
  • Unique ‘Orbital’ Coin Construction
  • Issued as Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 25,000
  • Elliptical-Shaped Display Case
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

THIRD OF FIVE REMARKABLE 'ORBITAL' COINS CELEBRATING MILESTONES IN SPACE

99.9% Pure Silver

Struck by The Perth Mint, the coin comprises 1oz of 99.9% pure silver with a central core made of non-precious metal.

Coloured Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse combines struck and coloured elements portraying a cosmonaut outside the orbiting Voskhod II capsule. The design, which includes the inscription 1965 – FIRST SPACE WALK, ‘orbits’ around a coloured image of Earth.

Issued As Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, the coin's obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2009 year-date and the monetary denomination surrounding another coloured image of the Earth.

Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 25,000 ‘orbital’ coins celebrating Alexei Leonov’s first space walk.

Elliptical-Shaped Display Case

Each coin, which is protected by an acrylic capsule, is housed in an elliptical-shaped silver display case. The case comes in a blue box shipper with a lid depicting the famous cosmonaut.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.