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ANDERS CELSIUS Thermometer Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2014


This amazing coin is dedicated to Anders Celsius that in 1742 defined the temperature scale degree-centigrade which was later named after him. The coin has a real working thermometer with a scale from 14 to 32 degrees Celsius. Very limited mintage of only 1.744 pieces worldwide.

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Anders Celsius
Anders Celsius (27 November 1701 – 25 April 1744) was a Swedish astronomer, physicist and mathematician. He was professor of astronomy at Uppsala University from 1730 to 1744, but traveled from 1732 to 1735 visiting notable observatories in Germany, Italy and France. He founded the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory in 1741, and in 1742 proposed the Celsius temperature scale which bears his name.
Anders Celsius was born in Uppsala, Sweden on 27 November 1701. His family originated from Ovanåker in the province of Hälsingland. Their family estate was at Doma, also known as Höjen or Högen.
The name Celsius is a latinization of the estate's name (Latin celsus "mound").
As the son of an astronomy professor, Nils Celsius, and the grandson of the mathematician Magnus Celsius and the astronomer Anders Spole, Celsius chose a career in science. He was a talented mathematician from an early age. Anders Celsius studied at Uppsala University, where his father was a teacher, and in 1730 he too, became a professor of astronomy there.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2014
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)50
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)1744
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin reproduces a portrait of Anders Celsius and his name where the letter C of his last name is preceded by the symbol °, a convention to indicate the Centigrade or Celsius degrees. The design is completed by a thermometer and the years that recall the anniversary of the death. The real peculiarity of the coin is, however, a real working thermometer incorporated into the coin that will display the current temperature if between 14 and 32 °C. On the obverse there is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value and the issuing Country.