Silver coin Solar System - Sun proof

Silver coin Solar System - Sun proof

Stock state
Sold out
Date of issue
April 2019
Mintage
800 pcs

Solar System

The universe is infinite as well as human curiosity. The Czech Mint combines both of these forces in a new collection called the Solar System. The Sun as the first heavenly body appears on a silver coin embellished with color.

The sun is the center of the solar system, which is held together by its gravity. Eight planets, accompanied by a number of smaller objects orbit it. It is not a solid, but a glowing gas ball. It consists mainly of hydrogen like other stars. It serves as a fuel in a thermonuclear reaction that releases energy in the form of light, heat and other radiation. The sun is the only solar system body that shines with its own light, and the Earth would be cold, dark and lifeless without it. Sunlight travels to the ground for 8 minutes, the light of the next nearest star then travels 4 years and 3 months.

The reverse side of the coin made by the artist duo Asamat Baltaev, DiS., and Jiří Hanuš, DiS., is dominated by the colorful depiction of the life-giving star. The orbits of the nearest planets together with the inscription SOL - in the Latin Sun - are visible in the surrounding relief. The obverse side of the coin depicts the entire solar system and presents the astronomical symbols of each planet. In the center of the system there is a portrait of Elizabeth II, which, along with the name of the Queen, the year of the issue 2019 and the nominal value of 1 DOLLAR (NZD) belong to necessary attributes of the coin issuer. This is the Pacific island of Niue, which provides the Czech Mint with a foreign license to mint its own commemorative coins.

You can save the coin in an spectacular collector's album full of pictures and interesting information about the universe and its conquerors.

Specifications

Collectors set
Code
75566-711
Issuer
Niue
Nominal value
1 NZD
Author of the obverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS., Jiří Hanuš, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS., Jiří Hanuš, DiS.
Numbered issue
No
Certificate
Yes
Material
Silver
Colored
Yes
Fineness
999 / 1000
Weight
31.1 g
Diameter
37 mm
Packaging
Silver paper case
Capsule
Yes
Czech Mint
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