APMEXclusive® Reach for the stars with this captivating 2017 Australian 1 oz Proof Gold Northern Sky coin. This is the second and final release of the two coin Celestial Dome series.
The first coin in the Celestial Dome series, 2017 1 oz Gold Southern Sky Domed Proof, sold out within 30 days of release. The northern sky holds beauty and brilliance that symbolize humankind's greatest aspirations. This stunning Gold dome-shaped coin captures the sky with elegance and creativity.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
- Extremely limited mintage of only 750 coins worldwide.
- This is the second Gold domed coin to be released from the Royal Australian Mint.
- Each coin comes with box and certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the year and face value.
- Reverse: Features many popular constellations in the northern hemisphere.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
This coin is uniquely suited for both gift-givers and investment enthusiasts alike. Add the 2017 Gold Northern Sky coin to your cart today!
Whether it is to make a wish, navigate the seas, study science or engage with mythology, the northern hemisphere’s stars capture the imagination of many. Their extraordinary legacy has been captured in art works, song lyrics and popular sayings. From Homer’s Odysseus having a journey guided by the celestial bodies above to Disney’s Pinocchio being told, “When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true”, the night sky has a lasting legacy in our hearts, minds and culture. Gold has been revered through time, often evoked as a point of reference when discussing value, quality, class or desirability.
The Northern Celestial Hemisphere or the Northern Sky is part of a rotating astronomical region in the sky. It is the northern hemisphere of the celestial sphere. The northern sky is that half of the starry sky, which is north of the sky equator. It can be overlooked from the North Pole. The farther south, the less is visible to the observer. In good visibility conditions, the observer encompasses around 2,000 freely visible fixed stars, with the use of a field glass about 20,000 to 40,000 stars.
In the context of astronomical discussions or writing about celestial mapping, it may also simply then be referred to as the Northern Hemisphere. For the purpose of celestial mapping, the sky is considered by astronomers as the inside of a sphere divided in two halves by the celestial equator. The Northern Sky or Northern Hemisphere is therefore that half of the celestial sphere that is north of the celestial equator. Even if this one is the ideal projection of the terrestrial equatorial onto the imaginary celestial sphere, the Northern and Southern celestial hemispheres must not be confused with descriptions of the terrestrial hemispheres of the Earth itself.