Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Struck by The Perth Mint in proof quality, the coin comprises 1oz of 99.9% pure
The coin’s coloured reverse depicts the famous satellite in orbit. Thanks to the
unique construction of the ‘orbital’ coin, Sputnik literally revolves around an image of
the Earth. The design also includes the border inscription SPUTNIK 50TH
Instead of being housed in a capsule, the coin is coated with a transparent
wear-resistant finish, allowing you to orbit Sputnik around the Earth without contaminating
the proof quality of the coin.
Issued as Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, the
coin's obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the
monetary denomination surrounding another coloured image of the Earth.
The coin is housed in an elliptical-shaped silver display case. The case comes in a
blue box shipper with a lid depicting Sputnik and its name in English and Russian.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 25,000 ‘orbital’ coins celebrating the
50th Anniversary of Sputnik.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Collect the Entire Series of Five Coins
With four additions to the Orbit and Beyond Series scheduled for future release, each
one celebrating an historic milestone in man’s exploration of the cosmos, The Perth Mint
has triggered a race for the most exciting space coins ever seen!
World’s First ‘Orbital’ Coin
The first release from The Perth Mint’s exciting 5-Coin Orbit and Beyond Series takes
advantage of a revolutionary new design concept – the ‘orbital’ coin.
50th Anniversary of Sputnik
The coin celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Sputnik, which was launched by
the Soviet Union on 4 October 1957. The first man-made satellite to orbit the world,
Sputnik’s success triggered the Space Race and efforts to realise the ultimate dream of
landing men on the Moon.