With their names derived from Greek or Roman mythology, the signs of the zodiac represent the 12 constellations central to Western astrology.
Early civilisations believed that the stars, Sun, Moon and planets had an influence on earthly affairs.
Observing the night sky over the course of a year, the Babylonians identified 12 different patterns of stars through which the Sun appeared to travel. The roots of astrology lay in the idea that an individual’s character and fate was somehow linked to the arrangement of these celestial bodies at the time of their birth.
The coin portrays coloured artistry of each star sign created by Perth Mint designer Jennifer McKenna. Each sign is accompanied by inscriptions of its name and its pictogram. Also included in the design is a stylised motif representing the Sun, the Moon and stars.
Each coin is housed in a classic display case within an illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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