The Republic of Cameroon and the Mint of Poland teamed up to create the Solar System series of commemorative coins, each one celebrating the unique beauty of a different planet orbiting our sun. Venus, the second-brightest object in our skies next to the sun and the moon, provides some of the series’ most striking subject matter. The 2021 17.5 Gram Silver Proof Cameroon Venus Coin is now on offer from Silver.com.
- Comes in a beautiful themed presentation case!
- Issued in 2021, part of the Solar System series!
- Limited mintage of just 555 coins worldwide!
- Contains 17.5 grams (just over 1/2 Troy oz) of .999 Fine Silver with gilded decorative touches.
- Face value of 500 CFA (francs) issued by the Republic of Cameroon.
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Obverse side features a portrait of Venus under a magnifying lens.
- Reverse side features the coat of arms of Cameroon.
The 2021 Silver Proof Cameroon Venus Coin features high-resolution digital-print artwork of the second planet from the sun, along with sophisticated medallic artwork, selective gilding, and a brilliant proof-quality finish. Certain to be a coveted collector’s item, it ships in a themed presentation case along with a Certificate of Authenticity. Silver.com fully insures your shipment against loss or damage, but with only a few hundred coins available around the world, it’s wise to order early.
Venus is known to us as the Morning Star, a planet named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty, and has fascinated civilizations all over the world for thousands of years. Starting in the late 20th century, planetary science revealed the unexpected truth that this perennial source of myths and legends is actually the hottest planet in the solar system, wreathed in a hyper-dense carbon dioxide atmosphere with a runaway greenhouse effect. The duality of the planet’s ancient mythic heritage and its role in modern science makes it a persistent object of fascination.
The coin’s obverse side is dominated by a detailed and realistic image of Venus set underneath a magnifying lens that brings out the vivid details of its complex and alien surface. It’s set at the heart of a detailed star map that picks out significant constellations and identifies more than a score of stars and galaxies by name, decorated with a dozen gilded accents and framed within a gilded rim.
The reverse features the Cameroonian coat of arms accompanied by the inscriptions “Republique du Cameroun,” “2021” and “500 Francs CFA.” and joined by the English and French versions of the motto “Peace,” “Work,” “Fatherland.”
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