OSIRIS-REx Launch Copper Coin

$8.00 $10.00

Leading the charge in asteroid study

  • .8" / 2.2 cm coin 
  • solid copper
  • Reuleaux triangle shape
  • Features the Atlas V Rocket 
  • Commemorates the launch of the OSIRIS-REx mission on September 8, 2016

OSIRIS-REx is the current NASA mission that is studying the asteroid Bennu. Each of the five coins in the OSIRIS-REx Set represents a key element of the mission:

  •  Launch coin: features the Atlas V rocket, struck in solid copper
  • Gravity Assist coin: features OSIRIS-REx and the Earth during its gravity assist maneuver
  •  Surveying coin: features Bennu and the OSIRIS-REx, struck in solid brass
  •  Sample Collection coin: features OSIRIS-REx and the TAGSAM taking a sample from Bennu, struck in solid brass
  •  Landing coin: features Sample Return Capsule and parachute during descent to Earth, struck in solid steel
See the OSIRIS-REx Set:
OSIRIS-REx Set of 5 Coins 

Coin design by Dylan Craig, engraved by Woody Maringer.  Learn more about our artists.

Learn more about the OSIRIS-REx mission at asteroidmission.org

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Customer Reviews

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Jason H.
A fine little commemorative coin

For those who are curious about OSIRIS-REx but not ready to buy the whole, this is a fine, affordable piece that you can start with. Check out the OSIRIS-Rex site at https://www.nasa.gov/osiris-rex for more information on this project.

Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope sealed with wax straight from Shire Post Mint! Unless changed, we will hand write the name of the person listed in the Shipping Address.

If ordering a gift or if you'd like to customize your handwritten name, please include the recipient's name in the Personalization Options field as you complete your order.

One envelope is included in your order, if you would like to purchase additional handwritten Gift Envelopes, you can find them here.

Shire Post Mint coins are struck one at a time in West Fork, Arkansas, USA using solid metals, hand-engraved designs, antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. For antiqued coins, the coloring/patina process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science so coins will vary slightly. Our unique packaging includes a description of each coin and translations if applicable.

We collaborate with many artists to create our coins. Learn more about our artists.

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