2019 (1984-) Canadian 25-Cent First Canadian in Space Tri-Metallic Coin

Item: #2019FIRSTCANADIANSPACE25C    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #623932098459

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2019 (1984-) Canadian 25-Cent First Canadian in Space Tri-Metallic Coin


October 5, 1984. 7:03:00 a.m. EDT. Blast off. Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off, carrying Marc Garneau, the first Canadian to travel into space. One of the seven crewmembers of Mission STS-41-G, Garneau conducted multiple Canadian-designed experiments as a payload specialist. After 8 days + 5 hours, orbiting Earth 133 times, the astronaut came back to Earth a Canadian hero. He would later set out on two more space flights: STS-77 in 1996 and STS-97 in 2000.

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the first Canadian in space with this beautiful coin!


Features

FEATURES CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY! Your 2019 tri-metallic 25-cent coin honours the 35th anniversary of Marc Garneau's incredible achievement with a Mint first: a ground-breaking design featuring cutting-edge technology.
A MONUMENTAL MILESTONE! Commemorate an iconic piece of Canadian history while celebrating all innovative Canadians.
DISTINCTIVE TRI-METAL DESIGN! Your coin's distinctive tri-metal design rockets the space shuttle through rings representing different layers of the atmosphere.
A CANADIAN ICON! Your coin honours an icon of space travel, Marc Garneau, who was the first Canadian to travel into space.
DOUBLE-DATED! The 35 maple leaves which adorn the outer ring represent the commemorated 35 years, also identified with the double dates of "1984–2019".


Design

The reverse features a central core image of Challenger superimposed over Earth. The realistic design of the space shuttle is surrounded by concentric circles representing different sections of Earth's atmosphere. The inner core represents the troposphere where the shuttle launched, the inner ring is the thermosphere where the shuttle orbited, and the outer ring is outer space. The 35 maple leaves which adorn the outer ring represent the commemorated 35 years, also identified with the "1984–2019" as printed on the coin along with "CANADA." The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt, also surrounded by 35 maple leaves.


Packaging

Your coin is presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded display card.


Specifications

Face Value: 25 cents
Mintage: 15,000
Composition: Tri-metallic (Brass, cupronickel and bronze)
Weight (g): 51.31
Diameter (mm): 50.25
Finish: Specimen

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