The Latest APMEXclusive® Coin from the Royal Australian Mint is Out of This World
We at APMEX are excited to announce the newest series from the Royal Australian Mint – the Earth and Beyond! You can celebrate our home planet with the first release, a uniquely shaped domed Silver coin featuring the planet Earth.
The 2018 1 oz Silver Domed Earth and Beyond: The Earth coin is the first in a three-coin series from the Royal Australian Mint. This follows the incredible sold-out series of Silver Southern and Northern Domed coins featuring popular constellations like Cygnus, Orion and Ursa Major. This new stunning series follows in the tradition of astronomy and the beautiful landscape of space, planets and stars.
The reverse shows an image of Earth from space, and the convex design makes add the appearance that it is rounded. The series name, “The Earth and Beyond,” is engraved on the top outer rim, along with the year of issue. The denomination is engraved on the bottom outer rim of the Earth's atmospheric layer. The obverse features the famous Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the planets and our solar system designed by Royal Australian Mint Artist Aaron Baggio.
The first-ever photograph of Earth was taken December 7, 1972 by the Apollo 17 crew as they left Earth’s orbit on route to the moon. Commonly called the “Blue Marble”, the photograph showed Earth as both a vast planet home to billions of creatures and people and a beautiful orb fitting in a pocket of the universe as a whole.
This APMEXclusive® has a limited mintage of only 5,000 coins worldwide. You can pre-order this beautiful new release now at APMEX!