Prominently displayed on the Australian flag, among others, the Southern Cross is one of the best-known constellations in the world. While sailors in the Northern Hemisphere trusted the Big Dipper for steady guidance, so too did the explorers of Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and British backgrounds trust the Southern Cross while searching through the Southern Hemisphere. Now, 2020 1 oz Silver Australian Beneath the Southern Skies Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coin ships to you inside of a plastic capsule, sealed roll of 10, or box of 240 coins!
- Beautiful revival of the Stuart Devlin Southern Cross design from 1964!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- The obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is the continent of Australia with the Southern Cross.
Known officially as the Crux, the Southern Cross is a star constellation that centers on four particular stars and is visible in the southern sky throughout a bright portion of the Milky Way. Its apparent visual magnitude is brighter than +2.8, making it one of the brightest and most easily distinguished star constellations in our universe even though it is the smallest of the 88 known modern constellations.
The Crux may appear as a 5-star constellation with four prominent tips forming a rough cross and a smaller star to the lower right, but that fifth star is actually a bright and colorful open cluster. The southernmost star in the constellation, Crucis, is the brightest star in the constellation. From this star at the bottom of the constellation, each one gets dimmer moving clockwise to the left, top, right, and the star cluster.
The obverse side of 2020 1 oz Silver Australian Beneath the Southern Skies Coins includes a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Featured in right-profile relief, the Queen is shown here with the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head and her shoulders visible in the design for the first time since 1966 on Australian coins.
On the reverse face of the 2020 Silver Australian Beneath the Southern Skies Coins, you will find an outline of the Australian continent. The face value is inscribed in the upper-left field above the continent with the Southern Cross constellation to the right of the continent. The background field on both sides of the coin is the same showing the longitude and latitude lines of the globe.
These 2020 1 oz Silver Australian Beneath the Southern Skies Coins are available to purchase individually or in bulk packages. The individual coins ship inside of plastic capsules, with multiples housed in sealed rolls of 10 coins or boxes of 240 coins with 24 rolls of 10 coins each.
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