Southern Sky, Set of 3 coins: Crux, Orion, Pavo

3 x 1 oz Ag 999

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Denomination
5 $
Country
Australia
Metal
Ag 999
Weight
31,1 g
Size
Ø 39.62 mm
Quality
Proof
Additions
Printing UV
Mintage
5000 pcs
Date of issue
2013-01
Accessories
Certificate, Box
Price: 5,759.00 PLN
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A set consisting of 3 coins from the "Northern Sky" series. Each coin features a different constellation decorated with UV printing.

Crux is a constellation centred on four stars in the southern sky in a bright portion of the Milky Way. It is among the most easily distinguished constellations as its hallmark (asterism) stars each have an apparent visual magnitude brighter than +2.8, even though it is the smallest of all 88 modern constellations. Its name is Latin for cross, and it is dominated by a cross-shaped or kite-like asterism that is commonly known as the Southern Cross.

Pavo is a constellation in the southern sky whose name is Latin for "peacock." Pavo first appeared on a 35-cm (14 in) diameter celestial globe published in 1598 in Amsterdam by Plancius and Jodocus Hondius and was depicted in Johann Bayer's star atlas Uranometria of 1603, and was likely conceived by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. French explorer and astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille gave its stars Bayer designations in 1756. The constellations Pavo, Grus, Phoenix and Tucana are collectively known as the "Southern Birds".

Orion is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous and recognizable constellations in the night sky. It is named after Orion, a hunter in Greek mythology. Its brightest stars are blue-white Rigel (Beta Orionis) and red Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis).

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