INTERNATIONAL YEAR ASTRONOMY Silver Coin 1$ Australia 2009

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Stargazers can celebrate their heavenly pastime with this outstanding commemorative marking Australia’s official participation in the International Year of Astronomy and the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s famous astronomical observations with a telescope.

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Country Australia
Year 2009
Face Value 1 Dollar
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) .999
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 40.6
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 7.500
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
Weight range 1 oz - less than 2 oz

The coin’s reverse portrays two young people observing a coloured representation of the night sky with a telescope. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design includes a stylised depiction of the Southern Cross constellation and the inscription INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY 2009. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin bears the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.