2018 $20 150th Anniversary Royal Astronomical Society Silver Coin

$399.00

Coin Specifications

Year 2018
Denomination $20
Country Canada
Max Mintage 5,500
Finish Proof
Primary Material Silver .999
Primary Material Weight 1oz
Coin Dimensions (mm) 38.00

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2018 $20 Royal Astronomical Society 150th Anniversary Silver Coin with Meteorite Fragment

Immerse yourself in cosmic wonder with the 2018 $20 150th Anniversary Royal Astronomical Society Silver Coin. Celebrating the monumental contributions of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) since 1868, this exquisite coin features a genuine meteorite fragment, offering not just a piece of astronomical history but a tangible connection to the mysteries of the cosmos.

Exclusive Design Celebrating Canadian Astronomical Heritage

Crafted by Alexandra Lefort, the coin’s reverse design re-envisions the RASC’s sesquicentennial logo in stunning photorealism. It artistically incorporates significant cosmic elements like the Pillars of Creation within the Eagle Nebula, reflecting Canada’s stellar contributions to space discovery. The coin reverently nods to the First Nations’ lunar calendars and the navigational astronomy that shaped Canada’s explorative past, represented by the serene image of the Moon.

Authentic Meteorite Fragment and Iconic Cosmic Imagery

At the heart of this coin is a real iron meteorite piece from the Campo del Cielo fields, set ablaze atop a depiction of the meteor’s fiery descent through Earth’s atmosphere. Below, the Manicouagan crater, a Canadian landmark known for its ancient cosmic collision, is beautifully detailed, emphasizing the RASC’s dedication to planetary science and meteor dynamics.

Limited Mintage Collector’s Item

This coin is a treasure for both its artistic value and limited availability. Struck in one ounce of fine silver and limited to just 5,500 pieces worldwide, it marks a rare collecting opportunity.

Why This Coin is a Must-Have

  • Historical Significance: Pays tribute to 150 years of astronomical passion and discovery in Canada.
  • Authentic Space Artifact: Features a genuine meteorite, offering a unique, tactile connection to the universe.
  • Investment and Collector Appeal: With its limited mintage and tax exemption, it’s a coveted piece for collectors and investors alike.

Additional information

Denomination

Weight

1oz

Year

2018

Country

Canada

Theme

Meteorite

Composition

Silver

Strike Type

Proof

Region

North America

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