RAM’s 2016 $5 Cygnus Curved 1 ounce silver proof coin is finally here and brings to conclusion the series for Northern Sky coins.
The series is extremely popular not just on the Australian market but with collectors across the world, particularly in the huge European and North American markets.
The third coin of a three-coin series featuring the Northern Sky constellations sees this high quality, beautiful, silver proof coin making its debut.
Following Cassiopeia and Ursa Major, the final Northern Sky coin features Cygnus, one of the most recognizable constellations of the northern summer and autumn skies.
In contrast to the Crux constellation of the south, Cygnus includes the Northern Cross and was one of the 48 constellations identified by 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy.
Cygnus appears in the shape of a swan, of which there were many legendary examples in Greek mythology, from King Cygnus to Orpheus and even Zeus himself.
This nine-star constellation is most visible in the evenings from early summer to mid-autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.
This coin series has only half the mintage of the original series. With only 5,000 examples available world-wide it literally flew off the shelves. Demand was so high that the listing was removed from the Royal Australian Mint e-shop.
One of the world’s hottest numismatic items of 2016 awaits you here. The quality of the packaging and the masterful proof strike of the coin will delight all purchasers.
This unique concave/convex Australian legal tender coin is sure to prove highly sought after.
Comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and original packaging with a Royal Australian Mint clam style case. Certificate number may vary from that shown.
See our full listing of Royal Australian Mint silver coins here.