2014 Southern Sky Orion $5 Domed Silver Proof Coin
Finally after a somewhat delayed release date the third and final coin in the Royal Australian Mint’s award winning series Southern Sky was released on August 4. Featured on its Reverse is the Orion constellation originally named after a Greek hunter. The constellation itself sits on the celestial equator and is therefore visible from both the northern and southern hemispheres making it one of the best known around the world.
This of course has a direct bearing on the popularity of the coin within the collectors market. North American, African and European collectors will be greatly enthused to gain ownership of this coin given that the constellation is relevant to their own geographical position. This makes this release a very good investment on the worldwide numismatics market and it may well see its popularity equaling that of the 2012 Crux release.
The previous release “Pavo” continues to do well and it is not beyond reason that this release may just be the most popular of the three.
As with the previous two coins they come in a rubberized metal case with plush style interior. The coin can be stood up on edge for display within the case. 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.
Certificate of Authenticity included. Certificate numbers may vary from pictures.