2022 Niue 2 Ounce Milky Way Universe Concave UV Color Silver Coin

C$300.00

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The Milky Way is the galaxy that includes our Solar System, with the name describing the galaxy’s appearance from Earth: a hazy band of light seen in the night sky formed from stars that cannot be individually distinguished by the naked eye. The term Milky Way is a translation of the Latin via lactea, from the Greek γαλακτικός κύκλος (galaktikos kýklos), meaning “milky circle”. From Earth, the Milky Way appears as a band because its disk-shaped structure is viewed from within. Galileo Galilei first resolved the band of light into individual stars with his telescope in 1610. Until the early 1920s, most astronomers thought that the Milky Way contained all the stars in the Universe. Following the 1920 Great Debate between the astronomers Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis, observations by Edwin Hubble showed that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies.

The coin comes housed within a wooden presentation case which includes the Certificate of Authenticity. Mintage to be held to just 500 pieces worldwide.

Highlights:

The first release in the new Universe series depicting the Big Bang
Dome design features a real meteorite insert
Vibrant UV color application
Extremely limited to just 500 coins worldwide
Niue legal tender

Specifications

Series: Universe
Year: 2022
Quality: UV Color, Antique Finish
Denomination: 5 Dollars
Metal Content 2 Troy Ounces / 62.2 Grams
Purity: .999 / 99.9%
Issuer: Niue
Mintage: 500
Diameter: 50 mm
Delivers With: Wood Box, Certificate of Authenticity