This set of coins contains issued by Romania in celebration of International Year of Astronomy 2009 comes with elegant numismatic markup, together with a medallion issued for the same cause. This medallion is made up of silver and looks gorgeous as below.
The obverse side of this medal presents the official logo of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and the inscription "ANUL INTERNATIONAL AL ASTRONOMIEI ROMANIA 2009" which is translated to "International Year of Astronomy 2009 ROMANIA.
The reverse side of this medal features in the center, a graphical composition that symbolizes the Astronomical Observatory of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest, the telescope of Galileo Galilei, his portrait and the planets of the Solar System. Outside this center arc lies the inscription "DESCOPERA SINGUR UNIVERSUL", meaning Universe Yours to Discover, the general theme of IYA2009.
The Romanian IYA2009 coins have been put into circulation from 28th August, 2009 with a mintage of 1000 coins. They come with the face values of 1 ban, 5 bani, 10 bani and 50 bani.
(US 1$ = 295.57 bani)
Features of Silver Medallion
- Composition: 800/1000 silver;
- Weight: 15.50 grams;
- Diameter: 28 mm;
- Edge: Smooth;
- Quality: proof;
- Circulation: 1000 copies;