To celebrate the 2009 International Year of Astronomy and the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, Monnaie de Paris has issued a beautiful new range of unique coins marking the event.
Through a stunning technological innovation, the Mint has created coins with a raised surface, resulting in the first domed coins depicting a lunar relief on a convex reverse.
Krause Publications has recently partnered with the Mint to give away three of these coins to its readers in the “Reach for the Stars” sweepstakes.
The grand prize will be one International Year of Astronomy 2009 50 Euro gold proof 1/4 oz coin with an approximate value of$550 USD.
Also awarded will be one 50 Euro, 5 ounce silver International Year of Astronomy coin valued at approximately $480 USD, as well as one 10 Euro, 22.2g silver International Year of Astronomy coin, valued at $62 USD.
The sweepstakes will begin June 1st, 2010 and run until August 15th, 2010.
Fore more information and to enter the sweepstakes, visit NumisMaster.com and click on “Contests”. Also, for more information on Monnaie de Paris and their product offerings, visit the mint online at monnaiedeparis.com.
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