This is a stunning limited-edition. 1oz Silver Proof Spherical coin representing’Mars’. Packaging features an image of the Mars Rover. Specialist minting and colouring techniques have been used to create the shape, along with detailed high relief profile to ensure that this iconic planet is brought to life. The mysterious’Red Planet’, presented as this spherical coin, is struck in a full ounce of highly pure 99.9% fine silver. The planet’s unmistakable red-orange (iron oxide) hue was achieved through an antiqued finish with spray colouring. The antiqued finish gives this coin an appearance of Mars as if you were viewing it in space. To achieve this effect, the spherical shape was cast and polished manually. The antiqued finish was then added and then sprayed with coloring. Before the colour was completely dry, some of it was rubbed away by hand so that the antiqued layer underneath shines through. The obverse of the coin presents the Coat of Arms of Barbados and the inscriptions: “BARBADOS” – the issuing country, “2021” – the year of issue, “1 Oz” – the weight of the coin, “5 DOLLARS” – the face value, “Ag999″ – the fineness of Silver. The’Barbados Coat of Arms’ was applied through a highly innovative Water Transfer Print. The beautiful coin comes in a black rectangular case and’floats’ within a protective latex film. The Certificate of Authenticity (COA) is on the back of the presentation box. There is a worldwide mintage of only 1,999 coins. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System, being larger than only Mercury. In English, Mars carries the name of the Roman god of war and is often referred to as the “Red Planet”. Distance from Sun: 227.9 million km. Orbital period: 687 days. Surface area: 144.8 million km². Radius: 3,389.5 km. Length of day: 1d 0h 37m. Gravity: 3.721 m/s². Mass: 31.1 grams 1 troy oz. Shape: Spherical (33 mm). Finish: Uncirculated Silver (Antiqued). Obverse: Barbados Coat of Arms (SE). Excellent, new’As-Issued’ Condition. Due to’quantity’ listing’ you may not get the exact item shown and some stock images were used (please allow for minor variance). Retail Box (Full Colour). Display case (Black Rim and Protective Latex film). Certificate of Authenticity (COA) – on back of box. Sent via’Tracked post’ in an envelope / satchel / box (usually via Australia Post). However, if you require the use of a PO Box then please message me. Please advise if you have time-sensitive requirements and I will endeavour to assist you where possible. Again, it is important to message me prior to purchasing so I can best assist you (and provide a more accurate quote). In some cases photos are taken THROUGH protective plastic covers, so some marks/reflections are not always indicative of the item’s actual condition. ALL effort is made to best represent the item with quality photos or stock images. But please understand that colours, lighting, reflections or sizing / scale may not seem (or be) entirely accurate. Consider the photo’s a’representation’ of the item. It’s always the aim to provide’factual information’ which is’up-to-date’ at the time of the Original Listing. Some’Personal Opinions’ may also be expressed in’Item description’ details (etc).