2024 Austria Silver €20 Beauty of the Universe: Supernova

2024 Austria Silver €20 Beauty of the Universe: Supernova

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One day just over a thousand years ago, something unprecedented appeared in the sky. The year was 1054 and the Chinese and Arabic astronomers who observed the phenomenon noted a brightness that increased with remarkable speed.
This was the result of something we now know to be caused by the massive explosion of a star with a mass roughly ten times that of the sun itself – a phenomenon known as a supernova.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains .666 oz of fine silver.
  • Packaged with a mint box along with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of 30,000 coins.
  • Obverse: In the center of the coin, reference is also made to is the rapidly rotating Crab Pulsar, a source of cosmic radiation.
  • Reverse: The coin’s revere features a colored illustration of the Crab Nebula, based on an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Guaranteed by the Austrian government.

This coin is a fantastic addition to any collection. Add this 2024 Austria Silver €20 Beauty of the Universe Supernova coin to your cart today!

Series: Beauty of the Universe - Supernova
After millions of years, the star in question had run out of hydrogen nuclei "fuel" and, stabilized throughout the duration of its life by the pressure created by the nuclear fusion taking place within it, had collapsed under the effect of its own gravity. This occurred first in the outer layers before rebounding explosively. Since then, the stellar remnant and wind pulsar, known as the Crab Nebula, has been moving away from the former center of the explosion at a speed of several million kilometers per hour.

With a waved edge and a convex reverse, Supernova also has a concave obverse that depicts the Crab Nebula, the remnant of the supernova observed in 1054, which is some 6,500 light years away from Earth and around 11x7 light years in size. "NGC 1952" refers to the catalog designation of the Crab Nebula.

Releases by Year:
Supernova- 2024
Einstein Ring- 2025
Cat's Eye Nebula- 2026
Gravitational Wave- 2027
Protostar- 2028

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