GALILEO GALILEI Pallamant Treasures Universe 1 Oz Silver Coin 5 Cedis Ghana 2018

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This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is the second release in the “Treasures of the Universe” series, dedicated to the father of modern science – Galileo Galilei. The coin features 3 wonderful Pallamant inserts, it is plated in Black Rhodium, Ruthenium, Black Ruthenium, Yellow Gold, Red Gold, Platinum, Palladium, and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Mintage of 1.000 pieces.

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Country Ghana
Year 2018
Face Value 5 Cedis
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 44
Quality BU - Brilliant Uncirculated
Mintage (pcs) 1.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath. Galileo has been called the "father of observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of the scientific method", and the "father of modern science". Galileo studied speed and velocity, gravity and free fall, the principle of relativity, inertia, projectile motion and also worked in applied science and technology, describing the properties of pendulums and "hydrostatic balances", inventing the thermoscope and various military compasses, and using the telescope for scientific observations of celestial objects. His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the observation of the four largest satellites of Jupiter, the observation of Saturn and the analysis of sunspots.


The reverse of the coin features the beautiful image of Galileo Galilei over a wonderfully coloured background with the planets of our galaxy. The coin is finished in seven different metal platings and features three Pallamant inserts on the top-right of the reverse. On top of the reverse, the inscription: “GALILEO GALILEI” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “2018” – the year of issue, “5 CEDIS” – the face value, “1OZ AG 999” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and “REPUBLIC OF GHANA”.