2016 $5 Northern Sky - Cygnus Silver Proof Colour Printed Domed Coin
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Mintage 5,000
- Final coin in series
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2016 $5 Northern Sky - Cygnus Silver Proof Printed Domed Coin
The Northern Sky Series comes to a stunning conclusion with this beautifully crafted tribute to the constellation of Cygnus.
Coin collectors and astronomy buffs alike with be enamoured by this piece, featuring the same innovative some shape and colour printing of the two previous releases.
It will be preciously sought after as the ideal completion to this sell-out series.
From June to December each year, stargazers in the northern hemisphere can observe the night sky to see the Milky Way and find Cygnus, the 16th largest of the 88 modern constellations.
Featuring the famous Northern Cross, it is named after the Latin word for 'swan'. This graceful celestial bird has crossed generations capturing imaginations and appearing in many a piece of classical folklore.
Before receiving the name Cygnus it was believed to resemble Roc, the huge bird featured in tales of Sinbad the Sailor.
Ancient Greeks told tales of the ever-amorous Zeus disguising himself as a swan to capture the attention of Leda, who then spawned children who were immortalised in swan form in the sky.
Many stories also feature mythical characters falling to their demise before pleading with Zeus to transform them into swans.
The third and final coin in this spectacular sell-out series
Finished to the Royal Australian Mint's proof standard.
Struck from 1ounce of fine silver
Featuring the celebrated dome shape of the two prior coins in this series.
The coin's reverse features a beautiful colour-printed depiction of the Cygnus constellation, the obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Each coin is presented in an attractive presentation case with outer box.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Each coin is issued as Australian Legal Tender
Denomination : $5
Finish : Colour Proof
Metal : 1 Ounce Fine Silver
Diameter : 39.62 mm
Mintage : 5,000
Limit - 1 Per Customer / Household
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