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The universe in your living room. Black both inside and out, the collector case echoes the vastness of the sky at night. This is how the astronomical phenomena presented on the coins come into their own.
- This coin display case easily stores the 3 coins in the Uncharted Universe series.
- The lid is attached with magnets and can be removed. The inlay can be set up in such a way that the case can be easily turned into a mini exhibition about the universe, in which the phenomena on the coins can be explored from both sides.
- Coins and certificates of authenticity are not included.
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Series: Uncharted Universe
The S-shaped first coin in the series, The Milky Way, is curved in a similar way to our home galaxy. The story it tells about the cosmos also features surprising twists and turns. The ancient Greeks associated the milky band of light that we see when we look into the clear night sky with Heracles, who as a baby sucked on the goddess Hera’s breast so hard that she withdrew it from his mouth, spilling her milk over the sky. The interpretation became more scientific in 1610 when, with the aid of a telescope, Galileo Galilei discovered that the Milky Way actually consists of countless individual stars.
By that time Nicolaus Copernicus had already debunked the long-held belief that the earth, rather than the sun, was the centre of the universe, but Galileo was also to show that the sun was just one of a multitude of stars in the Milky Way. The world view was shaken again in 1920 when Edwin Hubble showed that the Milky Way is just one among many galaxies. Although this made the earth seem increasingly insignificant, the smaller the planet felt, the greater our knowledge of outer space became and the more we began to understand our physical place in the cosmos.
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