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Thermometer, now in a coin

June 15, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata June 15, 2014 (http://www.business-standard.com)

As a tribute to Anders Celsius, the Swedish astronomer who invented the Celsius temperature scale, a Pacific country is now launching a unique coin with an inbuilt thermometer.

Issued by Cook Islands, an island nation in the south Pacific ocean, the commemorative coin will be made available through Coin Invest Trust of Liechtenstein, says numismatist Alok K Goyal, the authorised marketer of these coins.

Struck in one ounce of sterling (0.925) silver, the coin with a 50 mm in diameter has the face value of five dollars.

Inset into the reverse side is a thermometer scaled from 14 to 32 degrees Celsius, with each of the ten discs showing a different number in sequential order.

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