Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2012 Crux Southern Sky $5 Silver Proof Colour Printed Domed Coin - Royal Australian Mint

The Crux constellation, otherwise known as the Southern Cross, is among the smallest and brightest of the eighty eight modern constellations.

One of the most visible features of the southern night sky, its name is the Latin word for cross as it is predominantly a cross-shaped cluster. Its famous shape now adorns Australia's first domed coin, crafted by the Royal Australian Mint.

This innovative dome-shaped coin is packaged in a presentation tin. The insert for the case has been designed in such a way that the coin can be presented standing upright for all to see.

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