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1 oz. Gold Southern Sky Domed coins with exclusive labels!

New from the Royal Australian Mint

2017 1 oz. Gold Southern Sky Domed Proof Coin

The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) continues to break records as they introduce their first-ever gold domed coin with the beginning of their brand new, Celestial Dome two-coin series.

After seeing incredible success with both their Southern Sky and Northern Sky series which both had coins that sold out from the mint just days after their release, the creative minds at the RAM have created another captivating coin that is sure to be of interest to collectors worldwide.

2017 Australia Celestial Dome – Southern Sky 1 oz Gold Proof $100 NGC PF70 UC ER (Exclusive Australia Label)

By incorporating designs from the southern hemisphere’s constellation into the reverse of this domed coin, each release features outstanding detail and artistry that glows in .9999 fine gold.

MCM is proud to offer these stunning 2017 Southern Sky 1 oz. Gold Proofs to our customers in GEM Proof Condition in addition to certified PF69 and PF70 options. Graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, certified coins come with our exclusive Australia Label.

2017 Australia Celestial Dome – Southern Sky 1 oz Gold Proof $100 GEM Proof (Original Government Packaging)

With only 750 coins minted worldwide, this shining coin brings the captivating majesty of the night sky to your collection with unmatched brilliance.

Don’t miss this highly-limited opportunity to add an incredible release to your collection.

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Northern Sky Cygnus: PF70 coins back-in-stock at MCM!

Northern Sky: Cygnus – Certified by NGC

PF70 coins back-in-stock while limited supply lasts!

The third and final coin of the Royal Australian Mint’s Northern Sky Series is back-in-stock at MCM after selling out only a few hours after its launch! This coin also sold out from the Mint only 24 hours after its initial release.

With a small mintage of only 5,000 coins, the Northern Sky: Cygnus coins are highly coveted among collectors. These captivating 1 oz. proof silver coins feature domed designs, dramatizing the colorful and detailed designs.

This issue is the last coin in the series and features Cygnus, which is Latin for “swan.” Cygnus is a Latinized Greek term that was appropriately given to the Ptolemy-discovered constellation after onlookers began to see a faint outline of a swan mid-flight in the stars.

This coin has already sold out once from MCM, but they were lucky to secure a few more for their customers. Don’t delay — These coins might just disappear forever!

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Introducing the sold out final Northern Sky release, Cygnus!

A Grand Finale to the Northern Sky Series

Sold out 2016 Cygnus coins now available!

After selling out at the Mint less than 24 hours after its release, the third and final coin of the Royal Australian Mint’s Northern Sky Series is now available at ModernCoinMart (MCM)!

With a limited mintage of just 5,000 coins, these cosmically-captivating 1 oz. Proof Silver Domed Northern Sky coins depict the 16th largest constellation, Cygnus. Translated to the word, ”swan,” Cygnus is a Latinized Greek term that was appropriately given to the Ptolemy-discovered constellation after onlookers began to see a faint outline of a swan mid-flight in the stars.

2016 Australia $5 1 oz. Colorized Proof Silver Domed Northern Sky – Cygnus NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Exclusive Australia Label)

Available in its original Mint packaging or certified as PF69 and PF70 UC with the Early Releases designation by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, Cygnus makes a perfect gift for the special stargazer in your life.

Seen each year from June to December, Cygnus is one of the most-visible constellations of the Northern Hemisphere and is depicted on the reverse of this sold-out coin!

Truly light-years before the trends, the Northern Sky followed the Southern Sky series, which introduced the world’s first-ever curved colorized coins. Both Royal Australian Mint releases, these series influenced other Mints around the world to create their own, colorized, dome-shaped coins.

Be sure to place your order immediately to secure your portion of the few 5,000 Cygnus Proof 1 oz. silver coins ever to be minted. A concluding issue to a far-out series like this does not come around often!

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Sold out at the Mint but available exclusively at MCM – Shop Archie the Dingo coins now!

MCM Exclusive: 2017 Archie the Dingo Coins

Celebrate one of the Australia Zoo’s most-loved animals!

The Royal Australian Mint has already issued a number of coins showing the famous crocodiles that reside in Steve Irwin’s famous ”Australia Zoo.” To continue this creative series, they’ve issued a 2017-dated coin commemorating a very special resident of the Australia Zoo — Archie the Alpine Dingo!

Archie was recently born at the zoo along with his two sisters, Jira and Eve. Unlike his siblings, Archie was born with impressive and very rare white fur! He quickly became one of the most popular attractions of the Australia Zoo, and gets plenty of attention from zookeepers and visitors.

2017 Australia $1 1 oz. Specimen Silver Australia Zoo – Archie the Alpine Dingo NGC MS70 Early Releases (Exclusive Australia Label)

Now, Archie has made his way into numismatics in the form of a 1 oz. .999 fine silver coin! A release that immediately sold-out from the Mint, this heart-warming coin has Archie’s name inscribed at the bottom, while he is shown resting on his haunches on the reverse. Although not a proof, this uncirculated coin is struck with very fine detail and a beautiful satin finish, displaying the white of Archie’s fur as frosted silver.

To create this coin, a beautiful partnership was created between the Royal Australian Mint and the Australia Zoo. A long-time supporter of the well-known zoo, the late Steve Irwin’s family is promoting Archie the Dingo Silver Coins. Steve, previously known as the ”Crocodile Hunter,” dedicated his life to the conservation and wellbeing of Australian wildlife. Survived by his wife, Terri, and two children, Bindi and Robert, Steve’s family has continued to pour their hearts into the success of the Australia Zoo and the care of its inhabitants — like Archie!

2017 Australia $1 1 oz. Specimen Silver Australia Zoo – Archie the Alpine Dingo GEM Specimen (Original Mint Packaging)

You can add this exclusive MCM release to your collection in its original sealed RAM card and capsule, or graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as MS69 and MS70 Early Releases. Because this coin is exclusive to MCM, certified Archie the Dingo silver coins have been paired with our popular Australia Label. Whatever option you choose, your coin will be part of a tiny mintage of just 3,000. You should act quickly if you want to add the adorable Archie the Dingo 1 oz. Silver Coin to your collection!

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Ursa Major Domed-Shaped coin: Next release in the Northern Sky Domed-Shaped Series is Here!

Ursa Major domed-shaped coin

The Latest Releases in the Northern Sky Series

The Ursa Major domed-shaped coin from the Royal Australian Mint is now available at MCM!

The Royal Australian Mint has just released the latest addition to the Northern Sky series, Ursa Major, or Great Bear. Struck from 1 Troy oz. .999 fine silver, each coin boasts a colorized finish and a domed-shape to enhance the design of the constellation it features.

Throughout history, people have relied on the stars to serve as a compass, calendar, entertainment, source of light, and even a god. Read the MCM article on other odd-shaped coins.

2016 Australia $5 1 oz. Colorized Proof Silver Domed Northern Sky - Ursa

2016 Australia $5 1 oz. Colorized Proof Silver Domed Northern Sky – Ursa NGC PF70 UC Early Releases (Exclusive Australia Label)

Many groups of stars, or constellations, have been named after the shape/animal/person they resemble. Ursa Major is one of the 48 constellations that were recorded by Claudius Ptolemy, a Greco-Egyptian writer, mathematician, astrologer, poet, and astronomer who lived from 90-168 AD.

MCM is currently offering the Ursa Major coins in the original Mint packaging or certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in PF69 & PF70 grades with Early Releases designations and our exclusive Australia label.

You can now commemorate the brilliant stars in our galaxy by ordering a Northern Sky: Ursa Major coin for your collection. With a limited mintage of only 5,000 pieces, these coins won’t last long in-stock. Order today and enjoy free domestic shipping (within the States)!

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Sold out at the Mint. Northern Sky Dome Shaped Coin: Cassiopeia

Northern Sky Series - Cassiopeia

Northern Sky Series – Cassiopeia

First Release of the Series is now Available at MCM

Struck by the Royal Australian Mint, this is the first release of the 3-coin Northern Sky series. This series follows the successful Southern Sky series that is now sold out at the Mint. These unique dome-shaped coins showcase the Northern Sky in a way that has not yet been captured on any coin. This release features the constellation, Cassiopeia. One of the 48 constellations listed by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy, Cassiopeia was named after a vain queen in Greek mythology. This constellation is formed by 5 stars in the shape of a “W,” and can be located near the Big Dipper.

2016 Australia $5 1 oz. Colorized Proof Silver Domed Northern Sky – Cassiopeia

MCM will be offering these coins in the original Mint packaging, as well as certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as PF69 & PF70 with the Ultra Cameo designation. Certified coins will be accompanied with MCM’s exclusive label.

This release has been met with overwhelming demand. On December 10th, the Royal Australian Mint announced that these coins are sold out at the Mint! These coins are selling quickly and won’t be available for long. Avoid missing out on the opportunity to start a new series and place your order today!

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