2021 Perseverance Mars Rover 1oz .9999 Silver Bullion Coin
Mars has fascinated scientists for centuries, and has long been thought capable of supporting life. The Perseverance rover, part of NASA’s Mars 2020 Mission, was sent to explore the Red Planet on July 30th, 2020. Its goals, as stated by NASA, are to identify past environments capable of supporting microbial life, seek signs of possible past microbial life in those habitable environments, collect and store core samples, and test oxygen production in the atmosphere. In order to have the best chance of achieving these mission goals, NASA sought to land the rover in Jezero Crater, a crater thought most likely to show these signs as it included inflow and outflow channels as well as an evident delta deposit, all indications that it was at one time a massive lake. On February 18th, 2021 confirmation that the rover had successfully landed at this location was received at 20:55 UTC.
Pressburg Mint will release no more than 10,000 of the 2021 Perseverance Mars Rover 1oz .9999 Silver Bullion Coin.
The reverse features NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover making its famous landing on the Red Planet with the assistance of its rocket-powered descent stage. The mission motto “Dare Mighty Things” is displayed around the rover, along with coordinates to the laboratory where the rover was designed and tested.
The obverse features a stylized clock symbolizing the time of the landing with a beautiful textured background. Items symbolizing the evolution of life, which were included on the rover itself, are present around the dial. Also featured is the seal of the issuing country of Niue, weight, and denomination.
Each coin is presented in a protective capsule.
|Silver Content||(Troy oz)||1.000|