World’s First ‘Orbital’ Coin
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Issued as Legal Tender
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Sputnik orbits around the Earth
Struck by The Perth Mint in proof quality, the coin comprises 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.
The coin’s coloured reverse depicts the famous satellite in orbit. Thanks to the unique construction of the ‘orbital’ coin, Sputnik literally revolves around an image of the Earth. The design also includes the border inscription SPUTNIK 50THANNIVERSARY 1957-2007.
Instead of being housed in a capsule, the coin is coated with a transparent wear-resistant finish, allowing you to orbit Sputnik around the Earth without contaminating the proof quality of the coin.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, the coin's obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination surrounding another coloured image of the Earth.
The coin is housed in an elliptical-shaped silver display case. The case comes in a blue box shipper with a lid depicting Sputnik and its name in English and Russian.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 25,000 ‘orbital’ coins celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Sputnik