Your coins artistic representation of our solar system makes it the perfect collectible for astronomers and skygazers. Its a conversation starter for all ages especially with its black light-activated features! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Design: Designed by artist Neil Hamelin, your coins reverse features an awe-inspiring portrait of the solar system.
It features a partial view of the Sun opposite the eight planets, which are artfully arranged in order of distance from the sun (nearest to farthest): Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Black light technology adds a cool white light to the stars and intensifies the Suns gaseous glow. Dotted with stars from the disk of our Milky Way galaxy, the engraved orbital pattern swirls around the colour element on the reverse; it also appears on the obverse, which features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
The Sun is enormous, at least by our standards! It accounts for 99.8% of the solar systems total mass, and were all bound by its gravitational force the eight planets, five known dwarf planets (including Pluto), 200+ moons, and millions of asteroids, comets and meteoroids. Surprisingly, our Sun is just an average-sized star when you look beyond our solar system Betelgeuse, a red giant in the Orion constellation, is 700 times larger and 7,000 to 14,000 times brighter than the Sun! A planets colours are determined by its composition, and by the way light interacts with its atmosphere or surface.
Mercurys rocky, dust-covered surface is to blame for its stark grey colour. Venus looks yellow-orange due to its carbon dioxide atmosphere and sulphuric acid clouds. Earth gets its colours from the oceans, clouds and land. Iron oxide in the soil is the reason Mars is known as the red planet. Jupiters stormy atmosphere is responsible for its gaseous swirls, colourful bands and famous red spot.
The spot is the largest storm in our solar system its bigger than Earth and has been raging for at least three centuries! Easily recognized by its seven rings, Saturns upper atmosphere contains chemical compounds that tint its fast-moving cloud bands. Ice giants Uranus and Neptune appear blue due to the presence of methane gas in the atmosphere. These two are also ringed planets, like Saturn, but their rings are more faint. Packaging: Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.
Neil Hamelin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). I do leave feedback for everyone.
The item "2021 The Solar System $50 Pure Silver Glow-In-the-Dark Proof Coin Canada" is in sale since Friday, June 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative".
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