OSIRIS-REx Launch Copper Coin
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
Coins designed by Dylan Craig
Learn more about the OSIRIS-REx mission at asteroidmission.org
Note—Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope straight from Shire Post Mint. We will make this out to whomever is on the SHIPPING ADDRESS. If you are giving this as a gift and would like a different name on the envelope, please include the recipient's name in the Special Instructions field as you complete your order.
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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.