FERMI GAMMA RAY Shades of Space 1 Oz Silver Coin 5$ Samoa 2018

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This fascinating 1 Oz Silver coin is the second issue of the “Shades of Space” series and features a beautiful picture taken by the Fermi Gamma Ray Telescope, combining data from three great NASA Observatories. The coin has a beautiful chromatic colour application, has a Proof quality and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 2.000 pcs worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Samoa
Year 2018
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Size (mm) 32 x 66
Quality Prooflike
Mintage (pcs) 2.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Fermi Gamma Ray Telescope
The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (FGST), formerly called the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST), is a space observatory being used to perform gamma-ray astronomy observations from low Earth orbit. Its main instrument is the Large Area Telescope (LAT), with which astronomers mostly intend to perform an all-sky survey studying astrophysical and cosmological phenomena such as active galactic nuclei, pulsars, other high-energy sources and dark matter. Another instrument aboard Fermi, the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM; formerly GLAST Burst Monitor), is being used to study gamma-ray bursts.Fermi was launched on 11 June 2008 at 16:05 UTC aboard a Delta II 7920-H rocket. The mission is a joint venture of NASA, the United States Department of Energy, and government agencies in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Sweden. It is the most sensitive gamma-ray observatory in orbit, succeeding ESA's INTEGRAL satellite.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin presents a spectacular image taken by the Fermi Gamma Ray Telescope, as a combination of X-Rays and infrared emissions, omitting some of the stars to let the silver surface shine through the applied colour. On the top-right of the reverse, the inscription: “FERMI GAMMA RAY SPACE TELESCOPE” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Coat of Arms of Samoa. All around the effigy, the inscription: “SAMOA” – the issue country, “2018” – the year of issue, “1 oz Ag 999” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and “5 DOLLARS” – the face value.

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