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2018 1 oz Canada 150th Anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society .9999 Silver Proof Coin

2018 1 oz Canada 150th Anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society .9999 Silver Proof Coin

2018 1 oz Canada 150th Anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society .9999 Silver Proof Coin
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Since 1868, The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) has nurtured the passion of astronomers and fostered the curiosity of anyone who has looked up at the stars and wondered what lies beyond! Celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada with a realistic re-imagining of its sesquicentennial logo, topped with a meteorite fragment that is a tribute to the contributions of its members.

The reverse design by Alexandra Lefort is a re-interpretation of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's sesquicentennial logo in a scientifically accurate, photorealism art style. The original logo features stars that allude to Canadian contributions to stellar spectroscopy and photometry, and a globular cluster that honours the scientific work of Helen Sawyer Hogg and Canada's cooperative partnerships; both are colourfully re-imagined here as the Eagle Nebula—specifically the pillars of interstellar gas and dust known as the Pillars of Creation, where the formation of new stars is a symbolic representation of the RASC's beginnings (and by extension, its anniversary).A fixture in RASC public outreach efforts, the Moon was chosen to represent the lunar calendars of the First Nations peoples, and the navigational astronomy that guided many European discoverers during Canada's early history. Beneath it, the Andromeda galaxy — the nearest major galaxy to our own — is a symbolic ode to Canadian contributions to cosmology.

Features:

  • Your very own meteorite. The reverse includes a guaranteed authentic meteorite fragment! Sourced from the Campo del Cielo meteorite field, the fragment likely made impact some 4,500 years ago, but it was originally part of an iron mass that is likely billions of years old. It's an opportunity to own an extra-terrestrial piece of our solar system one that is potentially as old as Earth itself.
  • Celebrating Canada's scientific spirit. A special 150th anniversary celebration of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada! Through the contributions of its 5,000 members, Canada's leading association of amateur and professional astronomers remains dedicated to the advancement of astronomy and related sciences.
  • A Royal Canadian Mint FIRST. An exceptionally unique space scene that is rarely seen on RCM coins. Enhanced by engraved textural details, the full colour image is a realistic take on the RASC's symbolic logo for its sesquicentennial year.
  • Each coin is unique. Since no two pieces of meteorite are alike, no two coins are alike either.
  • A limited collectible with high visual appeal. The stunning design is sure to resonate with all who share a passion for astronomy.

Additional Info

Year 2018
Metal Content 31.39 g
Denomination $20
Purity 9999
Condition Proof
Country Canada
Manufacturer Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage 5,500
Diameter (mm) 38
Edge Reeded
Box & Certificate Yes

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