All great coins start with a great question. Here’s two: What if you could put an entire galaxy on a coin? What if that coin was one of the one’s the Hubble telescope took pictures of? The Osborn Mint presents the M51 Whirlpool Galaxy 1 oz Proof Silver Round. Here is the M51 Whirlpool Galaxy from the very picture the Hubble telescope captured on a .999 Silver coin. Apparently just putting it on a coin wasn’t enough. The designers at the Osborn Mint decided it needs to spin as well. What’s a Whirlpool coin if it can’t whirlpool? This coin is pretty special.
- Made of 1 Troy oz .999 fine silver
- Each coin is individually numbered on the reeded edge
- Packaged in a sealable capsule
- Obverse side has a full color image of the M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
- Reverse has a three dimensional version of a galaxy, a land based telescope and the Hubble telescope
- Coin is made to spin
The Hubble telescope allowed us to see past our galaxy and is responsible for showing us other galaxies. It so expanded our knowledge of what is outside our galaxy and expanded our understanding that the conclusion was made in 2016, that there are trillions of galaxies in the universe. One of these galaxies is the M51 Whirlpool Galaxy. This coin is a tribute to that galaxy.
On the obverse of the coin is the M51 Whirlpool Galaxy as the image was taken by the Hubble telescope. This full color image shows the galaxy in stunning detail. ‘M51 WHIRLPOOL GALAXY’ is at the top with the exact coordinates of the galaxy written at the bottom. On the edge is an individual serial number. This side, like both sides of the coin, is coated in a jeweler grade lacquer to preserve the image and make it easy to polish up and remove fingerprints.
The reverse of the coin has a three dimensional model of the galaxy as well as a land based telescope and the Hubble telescope. At the top is ‘GALAXIES AND NEBULAE COLLECTION’. At the bottom is ‘1 oz 999 SILVER’.
This M51 Whirlpool Galaxy 1 oz Proof Silver Round is a very unique, gorgeous coin that exudes collectibility and would make a great gift to the space enthusiast or even someone who likes to spin things. There is a lot to love with this coin. Get yours today.