2012 2013 2014 Southern Sky $5 Domed Silver Coins Crux Pavo Orion

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Noteworthy Collectibles is very excited and pleased to offer the long awaited full set of all 3 Southern Sky domed silver proof coins. This a truly remarkable offer and a fantastic set of coins. They are wonderful to hold and inspiring to look at.

The 3 coins in the set, 2012 Crux, 2013 Pavo and 2014 Orion are all here and each one is magnificently struck and each one comes in its original packaging complete with plush style clam case which is designed to allow you to stand the coin up for display purposes and most importantly a Certificate of Authenticity.

The series has claimed world wide international acclaim for its design and collectibility.  Prices have been trending very steadily upward as the coins are purchased by discerning collectors. The only small downside on the packaging is that the vulvanised rubber coating the tins has become sticky with storage. It has something to do with the rubber sweating. It is widely reported by purchasers world wide. Neverthless it is the coin housed inside that has the real value. 

To date there has been a great deal movement in the 2012 Crux but this is starting to slow now as people are not so willing to place their example back in the market place. they are holding on to them for long term returns.

The door of opportunity for you is now open to you in this very limited full series release.  Unique, beautiful and a great investment.

Certificate numbers may vary from pictures.

All with full original packaging. 

See the first coin in the second series, Cassiopeia, here at Royal Australian Mint silver coins

Design

Coin Specifications:

2012 Southern Sky – Crux  $5 1oz Silver Proof Domed Coin

2013 Southern Sky – Pavo  $5 1oz Silver Proof Domed Coin

2014 Southern Sky – Orion $5 1oz Silver Proof Domed Coin

All with full original packaging.

The reverse design of the coin is color printed on a concave surface, which provides a fabulous display of the Orion constellation framed within a compass designed border.

The obverse is convex and includes the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the legal tender face value and date of issue.

Packaged in a specially designed presentation tin with a special insert which permits you to stand the coin upright for display..

Denomination – $5

Metal – Silver   99.9 percent

Diameter – 39.62mm    

Mass – 1 troy ounce

Finish – Proof

Mintage – 10,000

Mint –  The Royal Australian Mint

History

The “Southern Cross,” easily one of our most recognizable symbols is also known as the “The Crux Constellation” which is highly distinctive even though it is one of the smallest of the modern constellations.  The four main stars form a cross, from which the constellation takes its name. As a navigation tool for early explorers it was indispensable. Today it has become the symbol of Australia in many things including the flag of miners independence, The Southern Cross flag, which was hoisted on high at the Eureka Stockade. A symbol of freedom and a sign of Australia’s coming of age in the modern era.

Pavo is a constellation in the southern sky with the Latin name for peacock. It is one of twelve constellations conceived by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. Pavo first appeared on a 35-cm (14 in) diameter celestial globe published in 1598 in Amsterdam by Plancius and Jodocus Hondius and was depicted in Johann Bayer’s star atlas Uranometria of 1603. French explorer and astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille gave its stars Bayer designations in 1756. The constellations Pavo, Grus, Phoenix and Tucana are collectively known as the “Southern Birds”.

Orion’s seven brightest stars form a highly distinctive hourglass-shaped pattern in the night sky. Four main stars being Rigel, Betelgeuse, Bellatrix and Saiph form a large roughly rectangular shape.  In the centre of this frame work lie the three stars which make up Orion’s Belt, these being Alnilam, Alnitak and Mintaka. Beneath the ‘belt’ is a much smaller line of three more stars which form what is referred to as Orion’s Sword. Alninam which is the middle of the 3 stars is in actual fact not a star but the Orion Nebula which lies 1359 light years from us as opposed to Bellatrix which is only 243. The disparity between the sizes and distances make Alninam look tiny or like a star and not the nebula that it is.

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