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Celestial Bodies - The Moon $5 2oz .999 pure silver coin, blue enamel, proof antique finish, high relief.
This beautiful silver coin is part of the new “Celestial Bodies” series and it is dedicated to the Moon. The coin features an incredible details. With engraved serial number.
Mintage: Just 500 pieces worldwide. With box and COA.
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|Face Value :||5 Dollars|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||2 oz|
|Size :||50.00 mm|
|Quality :||Proof antique finish|
|Mintage :||Only 500 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Celestial Bodies|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
The Earth’s only natural satellite, the Moon is the largest in the solar system relative to the planet it orbits. The second densest after Jupiter’s Io, it’s thought to have formed just after the Earth around 4.5 billion years ago from an impact between a Mars-sized body and the Earth itself.
Set in synchronous rotation with the Earth, always showing its same face, the moon’s gravitational influence produces the ocean tides and is arguably a huge factor in the appearance of life on our planet. The Moon’s current orbital distance is about thirty times the diameter of Earth, causing it to have an apparent size in the sky almost the same as that of the Sun. This allows the Moon to cover the Sun nearly precisely in total solar eclipse. This matching of apparent visual size is a coincidence.
One of the major geologic processes that has affected the Moon’s surface is impact cratering, with craters formed when asteroids and comets collide with the lunar surface. There are estimated to be roughly 300,000 craters wider than 1 km on the Moon’s near side alone. Obviously, this leaves plenty of debris and when a new object impacts the lunar surface, some of that debris is ejected back into space. Occasionaly, it lands on Earth.
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