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2021 Niue 1 oz Silver Icons of Inspiration: Galileo BU

2021 Niue 1 oz Silver Icons of Inspiration: Galileo BU

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The first release in this APMEXclusive series, this Silver coin features an elegant design celebrating Galileo Galilei, famed scientist of the 16th century. Artwork by famed coin designer Joel Iskowitz pays an elegant tribute to this scientific innovator.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • First release in a new APMEXclusive® series.
  • Limited mintage of 10,000 coins.
  • Individual coins packaged in protective capsules.
  • Obverse: Famed astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei holding a refracting telescope, one of his most famous innovations, alongside a globe and the moon. A rendition of his signature is below.
  • Reverse: a triumphant image of a muse, arm extended toward the sun, with the seal of the nation of Niue, the $5 face value, and the date.
  • Coin designs created by famed coin designer Joel Iskowitz.

This coin features an elegant design, paying homage to one of the most famous Icons of Inspiration of all time. Add this coin to your collection today!

The first release in a new series of coins celebrating famous Icons of Inspiration through history features Galileo Galilei, one of the most famed innovators in scientific history. Galileo's achievements and discoveries are fundamental to our present understanding of the physical universe.

A scientist of many talents, Galileo is perhaps best known for his advancements in astronomy, especially the use of the refracting telescope to better understand the cosmos - including observations of the moon, supernovae, and our solar system, discovering the four largest moons of Jupiter, still referred to as the Galilean moons, and the phases of Venus. His observations led him to champion Copernicus's heliocentric view of the solar system, at the time controversial but now known to be factual.

In addition to astronomy, Galileo achieved many other physical discoveries, including the laws of motion still fundamental to modern kinematics and a basic understanding of gravity based on the observation that bodies of unlike weights accelerate similarly in free fall. His practical contributions included research on conic sections to develop more accurate artillery aiming, the development of a thermometer based on fluid dynamics, and refinements to the design of the refracting telescope.

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Posted By:Collector

From:USA

Date:Mar 10, 2021

An excellent coin

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Yes, as others have mentioned, it is a proof-like coin. Very beautiful, the best among my silver coins. I like that it honor a great scientist of the past (we need more coins like that). The price premium is well justified. On a downside, it is not among most popular silver coins, so it can be harder to sell.


  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:xantan

From:Gardnerville, Nevada

Date:Mar 5, 2021

nice!

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this was a cool looking coin, so I picked one up. ordered a case for it too, didn't actually need it, it turns out, but I was able to fit a 2020 usa silver oz coin in there with a little trimming on the foam.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Go Pack Go

From:Lincoln Nebraska

Date:Mar 2, 2021

Proof like for a BU

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Another reviewer mentioned "proof like" and that is very accurate. These are very nice almost proof like BU coins. I will buy more if the spot price dips. The proof version of this series is immaculate.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Dan

From:Michigan

Date:Feb 28, 2021

Galileo

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Shipped and arrived quickly despite the current circumstances, always appreciate the hard work of apmex employees. Look forward to more coins from this series.


  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Silver Collector

From:Long Island, NY

Date:Feb 28, 2021

Stunning ‘Proof Like’ coin

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Beautiful coin, proof like. The design is fantastic with plenty of detail. Both the obverse and the reverse are stunning! I’m very pleased with this purchase.


  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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