2009 International Year of Astronomy 1oz Silver Proof Coin

2009 International Year of Astronomy 1oz Silver Proof Coin - click on image to enlarge
2009 International Year of Astronomy 1oz Silver Proof Coin - click on image to enlarge

General Coin Information

As part of the worldwide celebration, the Perth Mint has released the International Year of Astronomy 2009 1oz Silver Proof Coin. The colorful reverse is a beautiful example of the creativeness associated with the Perth Mint.

2009 marks the 400th anniversary of the creation of a powerful telescope by Galileo. To remember this significant achievement and to foster interest in the field, over 137 countries are participating in the International Year of Astronomy.

The Astronomy coin will ship in a black presentation case and will include a numbered certificate of authenticity. It is composed of 1 oz. of 99.9% pure silver. An extremely limited mintage of only 7,500 units will be produced.

If available, this coin may be purchased online from the following Perth Mint page:



IYA 2009 Silver Proof Coin

Obverse Design

The obverse contains Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Also included are the inscriptions "Queen Elizabeth II", "Australia", "2009" and "1 Dollar".

Reverse Design

The Perth Mint's historic 'P' mintmark is seen on the reverse along with an image of two young people observing the night sky with a telescope. The night sky is shaded in a colorful red to black. Also seen is a depiction of the Southern Cross constellation and the inscription "International Year of Astronomy 2009".

2009 Year of Astronomy Proof Coin Specifications

   Mint: Perth Mint of Australia
   Mintmark: P
   Finish/Condition: Proof
   Metal Content: .999 Pure Silver
   Minimum Gross Weight: 31.135 grams
   Diameter: 40.60 mm
   Thickness: 4 mm
   Edge: Reeded
   Mintage Limits: 7,500
   Issue Date: 22 May 2009
   Issue Price: AUS $81.36
   Face Value: AUS $1

 

Perth Silver Coin Auctions




2016 Australian 1 oz Silver Wedge Tailed Eagle Perth Sealed Mint Roll Of 20
2016 Australian 1 oz Silver Wedge Tailed Eagle Perth Sealed Mint Roll Of 20
$579.96
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: $579.96
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2012 Aust World Heritage Sites Shark Bay 1oz 1 Silver Proof Coin ANDA Perth
2012 Aust World Heritage Sites Shark Bay 1oz 1 Silver Proof Coin ANDA Perth
$67.51
Time Remaining: 1h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $67.51
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2016 Australia 2 oz Silver 999 Lunar Monkey BU Perth KEY COIN From mint roll
2016 Australia 2 oz Silver 999 Lunar Monkey BU Perth KEY COIN From mint roll
$79.99
Time Remaining: 1h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $79.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Perth ANDA Coin Show Special 2013 Year of Snake Success 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Perth ANDA Coin Show Special 2013 Year of Snake Success 1oz Silver Proof Coin
$82.60
Time Remaining: 1h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $82.60
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2000 Perth Mint silver Millenium coloured 1 coin
2000 Perth Mint silver Millenium coloured 1 coin
$71.44
Time Remaining: 2h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $71.44
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
10oz Silver Lunar Tiger Series II 2010 Perth Mint
10oz Silver Lunar Tiger Series II 2010 Perth Mint
$468.61
Time Remaining: 3h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $468.61
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Royal Australian  Perth Mint Collector coins Holey Dump silver 1 coin Bradman
Royal Australian Perth Mint Collector coins Holey Dump silver 1 coin Bradman
$107.22
Time Remaining: 4h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $107.22
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2011 PERTH MINT ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY 100 YEARS 1oz SILVER COIN AND
2011 PERTH MINT ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY 100 YEARS 1oz SILVER COIN AND
$87.37
Time Remaining: 4h 50m

Bid now | Add to watch list

2008 PERTH MINT HMAS SYDNEY 11 1oz SILVER COIN
2008 PERTH MINT HMAS SYDNEY 11 1oz SILVER COIN
$62.75
Time Remaining: 4h 50m

Bid now | Add to watch list

2014 Australia Abalone Shell 1oz Silver Proof Coin NGC PF 70 UC Perth Mint COA
2014 Australia Abalone Shell 1oz Silver Proof Coin NGC PF 70 UC Perth Mint COA
$129.00
Time Remaining: 5h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $129.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2015 Australian Silver Funnel Web Spider 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin Perth Mint
2015 Australian Silver Funnel Web Spider 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin Perth Mint
$26.95
Time Remaining: 9h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $26.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
2014 Australian Saltwater Crocodile 1 Coin Silver Bullion Reptile Perth Mint
2014 Australian Saltwater Crocodile 1 Coin Silver Bullion Reptile Perth Mint
$26.95
Time Remaining: 9h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $26.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2009 Year of Astronomy Proof Coin Resources

World Mint Coins | Coin Specifications, Resources and Coin Images