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2016 Australia Silver $5 Color Domed Northern Sky Ursa Major

2016 Australia Silver $5 Color Domed Northern Sky Ursa Major

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APMEXclusive®! Reach for the stars with this captivating 2016 Australian 1 oz Proof Silver Northern Sky Ursa Major coin. Ursa Major is the second release in the Northern Sky series. The first release sold out almost immediately!

Due to our exclusive with the Royal Australian Mint, we are unable to ship this product to Europe. Orders within Europe containing this product will not be fulfilled.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a presentation box with a mint-issued certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of only 5,000 coins.
  • Concave design adds depth to the constellation.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the date.
  • Reverse: Features the Ursa Major constellation as seen from the northern hemisphere against a background of purple, pink and orange. Designed by B. King.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

The Royal Australian Mint has once again produced a coin enjoyed by all. Add the $5 Australian Colored Northern Sky Ursa Major Domed Silver Coins to your cart today!

Where previously the center of the coin was completely filled with a really brightly colored depiction of the constellation, Cassiopeia had more muted colors and a clean struck crescent tree-line to enhance the sense of realism which is less clinical than the design previously employed. Some preferred it, some didn’t but both are great designs. The second coin features Ursa Major, also called the Great Bear. It’s the third largest of the 88 modern constellations and is home to I Zwicky 18, the youngest known galaxy in the visible universe.

Those who gaze at the stars in the northern hemisphere are fortunate to enjoy the sight of one of the world’s most famous constellations year-round. Ursa Major, Latin for "the greater she-bear", has been a key feature of astronomy, navigation and folklore since its declaration by Ptolemy in the second century.

The constellation, whose seven most prominent stars are commonly known as the "Big Dipper", has captured the imagination of many around the world, as evidenced through its many myths. The Micmac and Iroquois tribes of North America share tales of seven hunters whose pursuit of the bear caused her to spray her blood to turn the autumn leaves red. Romans believed the maiden Callisto was transformed into a bear by the goddess Juno, jealous of the attention that her husband Jupiter gave the maiden. Greeks believed Hera and Zeus were the feuding couple surrounding Callisto’s transformation.

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Posted By:Chance

From:Seattle, WA

Date:Feb 17, 2017

Absolutely Beautiful Design

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Australia makes some beautiful coins, and this certainly didn't disappoint. The colors and design are stunning, and everything from the coin to the box are in excellent condition. This was my first purchase from APMEX and definitely won't be my last. Great service!


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

Posted By:Artie

From:Coram, NY

Date:Aug 8, 2016

2016 Australla Silver $5 Color Domed Northern Sky Ursa Major

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I've been buying coins from APMEX since 2010 and anything I purchase has been of the highest quality including the 2016 Australla Silver $5 color Domed Northern Sky Ursa Major Coin.


  • 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:copperminer49

From:Morenci, Az.

Date:Jul 29, 2016

Beautiful series

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I own all the coins so far minted in the "sky" series. I can't say enough good things about these coins. If I were to sell these today, I will have more than quadrupled my money. Anxiously awaiting the last in the series. APMEX is awesome!!!


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

Posted By:andu

From:pasadena, TX

Date:Jul 29, 2016

great domed coin

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great looking coin both the southern and northern are great coin series


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

Posted By:Charles

From:Wilmington, North Carolina

Date:Jul 29, 2016

great investment

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another great domed coin from the Austrailian Royal Mint The very first from the Southern series, the southern crux, is now selling for six times it's initial realese price and I expect the Northern Series will do the same. Very limited mintage, purchase now while they are available


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

Posted By:Danny

From:Texas

Date:Jul 29, 2016

Great coin

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Awesome design, i bought a few while the premium was low...have already increased quite a bit in value after just a month


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

Posted By:Daniel

From:Gainesville,FL

Date:Jul 29, 2016

2016 Australia Silver $5 Domed Northern Sky Ursa Major

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APMEX,is a 5-Star coin seller,whom,I would highly recommend to any prospective buyer's! Fair pricing,quality items,good in-transit times,excellent customer service! A+++++


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