The ‘Milky Way’ coin is the 2nd release in the ‘Space; the Final Frontier’ series. The impossible has been made possible using enhanced Smartminting©️ technology that brings the Milky Way to life. The coin has a Black Proof finish with vibrant color and a large 65mm diameter.
It has a limited mintage of only 333 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The coin’s reverse depicts the complete Milky Way with its center and arms minted in incuse relief with the sinus shaped arms in high relief giving it a 3D effect. It’s colored in a way that it looks like you’re looking at the Milky Way from a space ship. It has just the inscription: “2021” at the bottom (the year of issue).
The obverse side of the coin depicts a special Coat of Arms of the Republic of Palau with the inscriptions: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” and “$20” face value at the bottom. At the top edge the series inscription ‘SPACE * THE FINAL FRONTIER’. It is decorated with a central part representing the speed of light and surrounded by all kinds of space related ornaments.
The Milky Way is one of billions of galaxies in the universe. It is the one with our solar system with our planet earth. It is a so called barred spiral galaxy with a diameter of up to 200.000 light-years. Our solar system, is approximately 27.000 light-years from the center. One light-year is 9.46 trillion kilometers or 5.88 trillion miles.
The Milky Way can be seen as a hazy band of light in the night sky. This is also from which the name is derived: Via Lactea in Latin or Galaktikos Kyklos in Greek which means ‘milky circle’. With the naked eye one cannot see the individual starts but in 1610 Galileo Galilei did. For 300 years it was believed the Milky Way was the whole universe but in the 20th century it was Edwin Hubble who showed it is just one of many.
Minted with Smartminting technology
Unique new design technology
Black Proof finish with digitally printed color
Very limited mintage of just 333 sets