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Young Collectors 2009 Space Coin Set

Young Collectors 2009 Space Coin Set

The Perth Mints Young Collectors coin program has taken off in more ways than one. Following last years groundbreaking release featuring 12 Australian Animal 1 coins, this years spectacular offering comprises nine 1 Space coins that bright youngsters will find utterly absorbing. Housed in a lavishly illustrated presentation album packed with many exciting extras, the 2009 release represents a magnificent acquisition that will encourage many more young people to develop an interest in coin collecting. This years Young Collectors program comprises nine Australian 1 coins entitled 1. Astronomers with a design depicting Galileo Galilei, who built a telescope 400 years ago and made many remarkable discoveries about the Solar System. 2. Craters with a design depicting Daedalus, a 93 kilometres wide crater on the Moon. 3. Rockets with a design depicting a Saturn V rocket, the biggest, most powerful rocket put to regular use. 4. Moons with a design depicting an astronaut on the surface of the Moon, Earths only natural satellite. 5. Observatories with a design depicting Australias famous radio telescope at Parkes in New South Wales. 6. Shuttles with a design depicting a Space Shuttle, the worlds first re useable spacecraft. 7. Space Telescopes with a design depicting the Hubble Space Telescope, which orbits Earth at a height of nearly 600 kilometres. 8. Rovers with a design depicting remote controlled exploration vehicles used to explore Mars. 9. Space Probes with a design depicting the Pioneer probe that is carrying information about the human race into deep space. Each coin, which also incorporates the Mints P mintmark in its reverse design, is struck from aluminium bronze in uncirculated quality. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin portrays the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.Each coin, which comes in a capsule to keep it in mint condition, fits snugly i

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