2017 Planetary Coins - 10 Coin Collection

2017-PLANT-10C

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2017 Planetary Coins - 10 Coin Collection

- Features Sun, Planets of the Solar System & Pluto

- Pop-Up Book

- Specialty Coins

- Order early for delivery before Christmas

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2017 Planetary Coins - 10 Coin Collection

The Royal Australian Mint have just released this new product which combines human fascination with the worlds beyond our own, with lifelong curiosity for the coins we hold in our own hands and pockets.

This pop-up book is filled with information about our Solar System, it is a true celebration of engineering, science, artistry, innovation & imagination.

This is the first time The Royal Australian Mint has put together such an extensive variety of blanks into one collection.

Human beings have had a long-standing fascination with the expanse beyond our own world. From the youngest stargazer to the most established astronomer, the night sky has always presented great possibilities. From the chance to understand other planets to the hope of discovering new entities, the solar system has proven to inspire imagination, analysis and self-reflection.

The names of planets are true testimonies to the special affinity that humans have always felt for them, sharing their identities with gods and goddesses from classical mythology: Mercury, the lightning-fast messenger of the Roman gods; Venus, the Roman goddess of love; Mars, the Roman god of war; Jupiter, the Roman god of sky and thunder; Saturn, the king of Titans and the father of time;Uranus, the Greek god of sky; Neptune, the Roman god of the sea; Pluto, the god of the underworld.

This ten-coin set features the Sun and all the planets in the Solar System, including the dwarf planet Pluto.

Presented in a pop-up book filled with information about the Sun and each planet.

Each coin is finished to the Royal Australian Mint's frosted uncirculated standard.

The coin's reverse feature colour-printed depictions fo the planets and a decorative border representing some of its main characters.

A special bi-metallic coin represents Saturn and its rings.

The coin's obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.

Each coin is Australia Legal Tender.

Specifications of each Coin

Planet :                 Sun           Mercury         Venus       Earth      Mars     Jupiter     Saturn     Uranus     Neptune    Pluto

Denomination :       $5              5c                  2c           10c         $2        50c           $5           20c            $1           1c

Metal :                  AlZnBr        CuNi              Bronze      CuNi      AlBr       CuNi        S/S Out     CuNi       AlBr         Bronze

                                                                                                                           AlBr Inner

Diameter : mm       38.74         19.41           21.59        23.60      20.50    31.51         28.00        28.52    25.00        17.53

Weight : gms          20.00          2.83             5.20          5.65        6.60    15.37         10.60         11.30   9.00             2.60

Mintage :                10,000 Sets

Authenticity :          Royal Australian Mint Official Packaging

Note : It is highly recommended that you watch the instructional video before opening to ensure no damage is caused.

Please click on the following links

Royal Australian Mint Information and Unboxing Video on You Tube

Royal Australian Mint Unfolding Box Correctly You Tube Video

27/11/17 - Royal Australian Mint notice - This product has been delayed due to packaging. New Shipment date will be from 22/01/18.

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2017 Planetary Coins - 10 Coin Collection

2017 Planetary Coins - 10 Coin Collection

2017 Planetary Coins - 10 Coin Collection

- Features Sun, Planets of the Solar System & Pluto

- Pop-Up Book

- Specialty Coins

- Order early for delivery before Christmas