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Thank you for visiting my website, I am a collector of space coins (coins not medals Legal tender) for more than 35 years now.
I made a special photo album for:
***** 40th anniversary of the first man on the moon 2009 *****
***** Coins with pieces of a Meteorite *****
***** International year of Astronomy 2009 *****
***** 50 years first man in Space 2011 *****
I have now more than 850 different coins from all over the world and made a catalogue (you can see the information on this website)
with coins from 1969 till now
Look at my catalogue of Space Coins on this site
"Space coins", are coins (legal tender)with the subject Apollo Space shuttle astronauts moon Mars astronomer rocket Soyuz etc
Galileo is still in the news. An optical illusion he discovered in the 1600s caused Venus to appear much larger and blurrier—a "radiant crown," as Galileo called it—when seen through a telescope than when viewed with the naked eye.
The puzzle was finally understood just this week. Neuroscientists from the State University of New York College of Optometry report that the answer lies in the wiring of our visual brain cells. The brain responds to light and dark objects differently, so the brightness of a planet distorts its apparent size when it is seen against the dark background of space.
Heaven and Hell
"Infinite thanks to God," Galileo wrote in 1610, "for being so kind as to make me alone the first observer of marvels kept hidden."
He was celebrating his discovery of Jupiter's four large moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. Originally he wanted to name the moons after his noble patrons, four brothers of Florence's famed Medici family called Cosimo, Francesco, Carl, and Lorenzo. Other astronomers, perhaps thankfully, assigned more elevated names to the moons, ones taken from mythology for the consorts of Jupiter, king of the gods.
Those moons revealed that some objects revolved around something other than the Earth, which helped Galileo to discover heliocentrism, or the fact that the Earth circles the sun. This finding, in turn, would earn him the attention of the Inquisition, which investigated religious rebellion and heresy in the world of 16th-century Italy. The Vatican officially apologized in 2000 for Galileo's heresy trial, which resulted in the scientist being kept under house arrest for the last eight years of his life.
The new coins from 2013 are now on the site
2011 50 years first man in Space. San Marino and Russia wil make coins with this theme. When I have the coins I will put then on the site
1961 - 2011 50 years First man in space
Vostok 1 (Russian:, Orient 1 or East 1) was the first human spaceflight, part of Vostok programme. The Vostok 3KA spacecraft was launched on April 12, 1961, taking into space Yuri Gagarin, a cosmonaut from the Soviet Union. The Vostok 1 mission was the first entering by a human into outer space as well as the first orbital flight of a manned vehicle. The Vostok 1 was launched by the Soviet space program and designed by Soviet rocket scientists guided by Sergey Korolyov under military supervision of Kerim Kerimov and others.
Gagarin orbited the Earth once in 108 minutes. He returned unharmed, ejecting from the Vostok capsule 7 km (23,000 ft) above the ground and parachuting separately to the ground since the capsule's parachute landing was deemed too rough for cosmonauts to risk.
Ground controllers did not know if a stable orbit had been achieved until 25 minutes after launch.
The spacecraft attitude control was run by an automated system. Medical staff and spacecraft engineers were unsure how a human being might react to weightlessness, and therefore the pilot's flight controls were locked out to prevent Gagarin from taking manual control. (Codes to unlock the controls were placed in an on board envelope, for Gagarin use in case of emergency.) Vostok could not change its orbit, only spacecraft attitude (orientation), and for much of the flight the spacecraft's attitude was allowed to drift. The automatic system brought Vostok 1 into alignment for retrofire about 1 hour into the flight.
The first new coins from 2011 are now on the site
I am still searching and finding new coins. I have found 12 new coins from 2010.
You can see the pictures on this website. If you want to see all the space coins from 1969 till now you can find them in my catalogue.
2009 International Year of Astronomy
The year 2009 is the international year of astronomy and there will be a lot off new coins with this theme. Australia made the first coins about this theme. You can see them on the site.
For photos of these coins see the photo album "coins 2006-2009"
There will be new coins from Kazakhstan, cook Islands and the USA in 2009 and many more countries
2009 is the International Year of Astronomy
2009 is also "the 40th and 50th anniversaries of exploring the moon" (see pictures of all these coins in the photo album)
By launching the space probe Luna 3 on October 4, 1959 the Soviet Union initiated a new step for the footrace to the moon. With a small camera the space probe succeeded to take first photos of the earth's averted side of the moon which no human being has ever seen before -dark side of the moon. The pictures were of poor quality; however the highlands and lowlands were clearly recognisable. The big dark Mare Moscoviense is, among others, also visible.
However 10 years later the Americans succeeded to win the footrace. On July 21, 1969 at 3.56 O-clock CET, Neil Armstrong left the lunar module Apollo 11 and set foot on our next orb with the words - one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!
2007 50th anniversary of the Sputnik
In 2007 it was 50 years ago when the Sputnik was launched. There where made many new coins about this anniversary you can see the pictures off these coins on the website. I have now 19 different coins!!
New space coins
Kazakhstan is making a new series of space coins, in 2006 they made the first one from this "space series" and till 2011 every year there will be a new coin.(see also the paragraph about coin news)
I will add information when I have news.
If you are also a collector of these coins please let me know so that we can share the information.
If you have any questions
** Februay 4th 2017 19 NEW COINS ADDED TO THE SITE *****