The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy defines the Universe as ‘a very big thing that contains a great number of planets and a great number of beings. It is Everything’. Hard to argue with that. The Universe is so big, it’s almost impossible for the human mind to comprehend, so how do you fit it in a coin?
At 3oz in weight, this smartminted coin at least has a 65mm diameter canvas to work with and the use of a logarithmic scale for the design means packing in a representation of it all is at least possible. Nevertheless, this has a lot to get in and the use of our sun at the centre is a good way to draw the attention in. There’s a ton of detail on this one and it will be interesting to watch this series develop. It’s due to ship in the first half of December and is available to order now
DESIGN: Depicts the full observable universe. Artist’s logarithmic scale conception of the observable universe with the Solar System at the centre, galaxies, cosmic web and the Big Bang’s invisible plasma on the edge. The obverse centre area is filled with a ‘digital starburst’ and the shield emblem of Palau. Surrounding this are is a border filled with space imagery – satellites, planets, orbits, etc.
|COMPOSITION||0.999 silver 93.3 grams|
|FINISH||Black proof, colour|
|BOX / C.O.A.||Yes / Yes|