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Australia

australia IYA2009

Australia was very active in issuing commemorative coins for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

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Austria

austria IYA2009

The Austrian Mint in Vienna issued this coin in celebration of International Year of Astronomy 2009. The speciality of this coin is that this is made out of silver and niobium metals. This elegant coins is valued at 25 Euros.

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Canada

canada IYA2009

Canada celebrated the International Year of Astronomy by issuing a 30 dollars silver coin.

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China

kina

A solar eclipse crowned the International Year of Astronomy China in 2009. Beside this, a dedicated medal was also issued featuring the IYA 2009.

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Cook Islands

cook IYA2009

Cook Islands issued a complete set of coins depicting the main bodies of the Solar System, plus an extra coin with a meteorite on it.

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Cuba

Kuba 2009

Cuba celebrated the International Year of Astronomy by issuing a 1 peso coin.

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France

France IYA2009

France issued a 10 Euro face value silver coin to remember two great achievements of science.

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Germany

Germany

Germany is represented by four coins, although only one of them mentions the International Year of Astronomy 2009 explicitly.

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Greece

Greece 2009

Greece issued a 10 Euro face value silver coin to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy.

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Hungary

Hungary

In Hungary the Hungarian Numismatic Society issued a silver and a bronze medal for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

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Italy

Italy

Italy issued a 10 Euro face value silver commemorative coin for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

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Malaysia

Langkawi

Malaysia issued three type of commemorative coins for celebrating the event, each depicting the Langkawi National Observatory.

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Palau

Palau

Palau issued an exceptional pair of coins, celebrating the 400 years of telescopes in 2008. Although this was one year before IYA2009, and even IYA2009 is not mentioned on them, their strong astronomy relation made me to list these coins here.

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Poland

poland IYA2009

Poland issued a complete set of coins depicting the main bodies of the Solar System, from Sun to Neptune.

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Romania

Romania

Romania issued a token included in its mint set for year 2009 to remember the International Year of Astronomy.

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San Marino

Stonehenge

San Marino celebrated the IYA2009 by issuing two different commemorative coin, both with 5 euro face value.

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Telescopes of North and South on geocoin pair

Anglo-Australian Telescope

A wide variety of coins has been issued in connection with The International Year of Astronomy. A pair of geocoins recorded the large observatories of the northern and southern hemisphere in connection with the International Year of Astronomy.

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Ukraine

Ukraine

Ukraine issued one of the most - if not the most -  beautiful commemorative coin to remember the International Year of Astronomy.

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Vatican city

vatican IYA2009

Vatican City celebrated the event by issuing a 2 Euro bimetallic coin.

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