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

 

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