Description : For sale is the Royal Australian Mint's first release from their three-coin Earth and Beyond Series, entitled, The Earth. This coin is a colourized, domed proof silver coin featuring an image of the earth from space. The coin contains 1 troy ounce of. Only 5,000 of these coins were minted. The coin comes with all of its original Royal Australian Mint packaging, including a clamshell presentation case and a numbered certificate of authenticity (showing that this coin is #1,636 out of 5,000).Please see the listing photos to view the actual coin up for sale. All photos are of the actual coin up for sale, taken in different lighting and at different angles in order to best convey the overall condition and appearance of the coin. Please note that domed coins with highly reflective surfaces are somewhat difficult to photograph, catching reflections from any items in proximity.
I've tried to take a variety of pictures to best capture all the various parts and facets of this beautiful coin. Since that time, this coin has been lovingly stored in a smoke and pet-free home. First in The Earth and Beyond Silver Domed coin series features our beloved home planet, the Earth.
The beauty of our planet is displayed in a convex shape, giving a realistic look to the coin. Our planet Earth was thought to have formed around 4.54 billion years ago, with the first photograph of the full view of Earth taken on December 7, 1972. That famous photograph, called the "Blue Marble" was taken as the Apollo 17 crew left Earth's orbit for the moon, and shows a captivating view of the Earth. Mintage of 5,000 coins worldwide. Comes in a presentation box with a mint-issued numbered certificate of authenticity, along with an outer box displaying the theme of the coin, the Earth.Convex design adds depth to the Earth, making it appear rounded. This is the first time the Royal Australian Mint has colorized the convex side of a domed coin. Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the country, metal content and type. Surrounding the effigy are the planets of our solar system designed by Royal Australian Mint Artist Aaron Baggio. Reverse: Features a convex-shaped, colorized image of the Earth as seen from space.
The series name, "The Earth and Beyond" is engraved on the top outer rim, along with the year of issue. The denomination is engraved on the bottom outer rim, along with The Earth's atmospheric layers. Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government. If you are not fully satisfied with any item, for any reason, simply return it to us.