Nation of Celestial Space - Gold Celeston Set.Mint State 1959,1960 & Proof 1961
Nation of Celestial Space One Gold Celeston.
1959 MS (High Grade)
1960 (MS High Grade)
1961 Proof (High Grade)
Gold (.900 fine), 14 mm, 2.2 gm.
On December 20, 1948, James Thomas Mangan gave birth to Celestia, "claiming all space in the sky as its sovereign territory." While some may have viewed Mangan variously as a crackpot or visionary, Mangan (or First Representative Mangan, as he was known in the Nation of Celestia) was quite serious in his administration of the nation and his belief in the validity of his claim.
The Nation of Celestial Space is believed to have become defunct with the death of its founder, leaving as its only surviving legacy the series of stamps and silver and gold coins issued by Mangan from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. Those coins are rare today. The obverse of these coins features the figure of Mangan's daughter Ruth as "Magnanimity."