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Cassiopeia, Cygnus, Pegasus, Perseus sector

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The other medals were issued in German-speaking countries. Also labels Hale-Bopp as the comet of the century a nickel medal with a diameter 35.3mm, on obverse with the comet hanging over a small-town landscape. On the sky are stars, arranged into constellations. Recognizable are Cassiopeia, the Swan, the Pegasus and Andromeda. Below the comet is named "HALE-BOPP." On the reverse is a - yet unknown - observatory. The issuer of the coin has not been identified yet. Legend around is: "WIR HABEN DEN » JAHRHUNDERT - KOMETEN « GESEHEN", that is we have seen the comet of the century, and 1997.

Hale-Bopp 4 reverseHale-Bopp 4 obverse

The next pair of medals have the same design, only they have of different sizes. The larger 999-silver medal is 50mm in diameter and weighs 50 grams. On the obverse the nucleus of the comet is gilt. The constellations Cassiopeia, Andromeda and Perseus are identified by name. On the bottom the geographical network map of the Earth was placed. Legend above: "HALE-BOPP DER JAHRTAUSEND-KOMET", that is this coin states Hale-Bopp as the comet of the millennium. Below: "ERDNÄCHSTE POSITION 196.6 MIL. KM - 23.3.1997",  gives the perigee distance and time. On the reverse is the so-called "Flammarion engraving" by an unknown artist, actually it appeared for the first time in Flammarion's book published in 1888. Legend around: "EIN MENSCHHEITSTRAUM DIE ENTDECKUNG DES UNIVERSUMS IM MITTELALTER", that is, a man's dream to explore the universe in the Middle Ages.

Hale-Bopp 3 reverseHale-Bopp 3 obverse

The smaller coin is only 35mm in diameter and weighs 20 grams. The picture of the medal is the same as the larger piece except that the comet's core is not gilt.

Hale-Bopp 7 reverseHale-Bopp 7 obverse

On the obverse of the the next German medal also the Globe's geographical network is visible, but some trees appear in the distance. The path of the comet on the sky among the stars is marked by a thick arrows. The constellations Swan (Schwan), Cassiopeia and Pegasus are identified. On the reverse side the Globe, the Sun and the comet can be seen, while the legend also calls Hale-Bopp as the comet of the millennium. The medal is made of 999 silver, in 40mm diameter and 30 grams weight.

Hale-Bopp 2 reverseHale-Bopp 2 obverse