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NGC 5128 Galaxy
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Our newest collection features a  unique innovation that’s just out of this world, it's called the Galaxy and Nebulae Spinner Collection. It’s is a set of 6 one ounce .999 fine silver rounds. Each comes in proof or antique finish and depicts some of the most amazing phenomena from deep space. The common reverse features 3D images of a spiral galaxy the Hubble space telescope and a land based radio telescope.

All 6 rounds feature a full color image generated using files downloaded from the Hubble Space Telescope and mated with earth based radio telescope data by astrophographer Rob Gendler.

Dr. Gendler captures the vibrant colors generated from light and radio spectra that make these gorgeous images. The natural forms and colors of the universe are then revealed using modern photographic techniques.

The third coin in the set is the the NGC 5128 galaxy. The Galaxy’s name and its astral coordinates are made with OsborneMint’s COIN-SHOW™ design technique where the minted coin’s surface is allowed to show through to color layer. For astronomy fans, the coordinates specify the direction to a point someplace in the celestial sphere where the object can be observed.

NGC 5128 is the nearest large elliptical galaxy to our sun. It is also the nearest of the giant radio galaxies, optically one of the most luminous galaxies in the sky. In 1949, NGC 5128 was found to be a loud source of radio energy, in fact the loudest radio source in its region of the sky, earning it the designation Centaurus A. As a radio galaxy it releases 1000 times the radio energy of the Milky Way in the form of large bi-directional radio lobes that extend some 800,000 light years into intergalactic space.

The source of the radio emission is very compact, about 10 light days across and is believed to be a supermassive black hole in the galaxy's center with a total mass of 200 million to possibly one billion suns. NGC 5128 is also the prototypical postmerger galaxy, meaning its structure derives from the merger of two previously distinct galaxies.

What’s so different about these coins?  When you put a finger on the proof surface, the print will wipe right off. That’s because Osborne applies a clear coat to each coin so it can be handled without fear of ruining the finish. Not ony can you touch it, but you'll want to when you see what happens when you give it a spin. See it in action here. Slow the speed of revolution and watch mesmerizing visual effects - swirling spirals, pulsating gas clouds and whirling bar galaxies. Finally there’s a coin that’s dynamic, not just pretty and you can do more than just flip it heads or tails. Each image in the collection was chosen to generate a different spinning effect.   

Minted in Cincinnati Ohio from American sourced .999 pure silver, it has a minimum weight of 1 Troy Ounce. Each Coin is struck to proof standard, serial numbered, packed in a clear capsule and ships along with a Certificate of Authenticity with matching number. Every product made by Osborne is manufactured to the strictest standards for metal purity, weight and dimensions. 

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