Human beings have had a long-standing fascination with the expanse beyond our own world. From the youngest stargazer to the most established astronomer, the night sky has always presented great possibilities. From the chance to understand other planets to the hope of discovering new entities, the solar system has proven to inspire imagination, analysis and self-reflection.
The names of planets are true testimonies to the special affinity that humans have always felt for them, sharing their identities with gods and goddesses from classical mythology:
Mercury - the lightning-fast messenger of the Roman gods
Venus - the Roman goddess of love
Mars - the Roman god of war
Jupiter - the Roman god of sky and thunder
Saturn - the king of Titans and the father of time
Uranus - the Greek god of sky
Neptune - the Roman god of the sea
Pluto - the god of the underworld
This exciting new product combines human fascination with the worlds beyond our own, with lifelong curiosity for the coins we hold in our own hands and pockets. In its exciting packaging of a pop-up book and filled with information about our Solar System, it is a true celebration of engineering, science, artistry, innovation and imagination.
Ten-coin set, featuring the Sun and all the planets in the Solar System, including the dwarf planet Pluto
Innovatively presented in a pop-up book - filled with information about the Sun and each planet
Finished to the Royal Australian Mint’s frosted uncirculated standard
Coins’ reverses feature colour-printed depictions of the planets and a decorative border representing some of its main characteristics
Special bimetallic coin to represent Saturn and its rings