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Rare new silver $1 coin celebrates Indigenous astrology

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The uncirculated silver $1 coin depicts the “Seven Sisters” who fled the sky in order to escape a man wanting to take one of the women as a wife.

The second coin in a commemorative series honouring Indigenous astrology has been released.

The uncirculated silver $1 coin depicts the "Seven Sisters" who fled the sky in order to escape a man wanting to take one of the women as a wife.

The Seven Sisters are among the brightest and most recognisable clusters in the Taurus constellation.

The "Seven Sisters" coin on the left, and "Emu in the Sky" on the right.

The Yamaji people of the Murchison region in Western Australia refer to the Seven Sister stars as Nyarluwarri, in the Wajarri language.

When Nyarluwarri is low on the horizon at sunset, the people know that emu eggs are ready to harvest.

The coin was developed in collaboration with Wajarri-Noongar artist Christine 'Jugarnu' Collard.

"The release of these special coins ensure Australians have access to important stories from Australia's Indigenous history," The Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid said.

The first coin in the Star Dreaming series, Emu in the Sky, was released in May of this year.

"The Star Dreaming series pays tribute to Indigenous Australians who were the first astronomers and have been using the stars as navigation maps, calendars and to tell stories for tens of thousands of years" Mr MacDiarmid said.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/new-silver-one-dollar-coin-commemorates-indigenous-astrology/88d2f7c6-3664-4137-837b-d9e361dbea25

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