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International Year of Astronomy

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International Year of Astronomy

Vendor code: 20091104100100
Year: 2009
Issuing volume: 106000
Country: Vatican City
Events: International Year of Astronomy

This coin was issued on the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy. The inner part of the coin depicts an allegory of the birth of the stars and planets together with several astronomical instruments. The design is inspired by Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

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