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2009 Stargazing Stamp and Coin Cover

2009 Stargazing Stamp and Coin Cover

The Perth Mint has created an Australian 1 coin for exclusive inclusion in Australia Posts latest stamp and coin cover Stargazing the southern skies a superb collectable reflecting interest in UNESCOs International Year of Astronomy 2009. The 2009 coin is struck by The Perth Mint from aluminium bronze in uncirculated quality. The coins reverse portrays stylised representations of an adult and child on Earth gazing upwards at the Southern Cross constellation. The design, which includes The Perth Mints P mintmark, also includes the inscription INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY 2009. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin depicts the Ian Rank Bradley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The coin is housed in an envelope depicting a stunning coloured image of the dome of the Anglo Australian Telescope at Siding Spring, NSW. The envelope also features three Australia Post stamps revealing the beauty of astronomical objects through the art of astrophotography. Each stamp is cancelled with a commemorative post mark in the form of stars representing the Southern Cross constellation.

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