New series: The Uncharted Universe

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  1. Trinkets

    Trinkets Active Member

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    New 3 coin series from the Austrian Mint will consist of a coin representing The Milky Way (2021), The Black Hole (2022) and The Neutron Star (2023). From the mint's website, the series will be different in that it "goes a step further in the shape of three unique coins". The first coin, "The Milky Way," demonstrates this by having an "S-shape," curved the way the galaxy actually is (see profile pic below). It's an interesting design (even if not a full ounce and not at least .999).

    Several positions on The Milky Way coin have been marked: the position of the sun in relation to the rest of our galaxy; Orion Arm (where our solar system is), and the astronomical phenomena Cygnus X-1 and Crab Pulsar (will apparently will have some kind of connection on the other two coins in the series).

    The video below provides some additional details.

    Stats:
    30,000 Mintage
    Proof .925 silver
    Weight: 22.42 g
    Diameter: 34mm

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    dragafem Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    My take on these coins coming out of Europian mints that the coin is .925 and not even a full oz.
     
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    SteelHand Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Sign me up! - I love the weirdly shaped coins :)
     
  4. silver kooka

    silver kooka Active Member

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    Only 22 grams must be quite small.
     
  5. Trinkets

    Trinkets Active Member

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    It's a nice design and shape, and it will be interesting to see what the next two coins look like, but I agree the less than 1 oz of .925 silver is a turn off. Anything less than 1 oz of .999 doesn't really feel "meaty" enough :).
     

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