The Royal Australian Mint have announced the second in their Southern Sky series of astronomical coins which started last year with the “Crux” coin. This year we have “Pavo”, a constellation most visible in August and first described in 1598 by the Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius and making its debut in the 1603 Uranometria of Johann Bayert. Often referred to as the ‘Peacock’, it is beautifully depicted on this unique, brightly coloured and domed coin.
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