The numismatic issue comprises 1,000 sets. The selling price is of 110.00 lei/set, excluding VAT.

The official logo of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 – AIA 2009 – and the circular inscription “ANUL INTERNATIONAL AL ASTRONOMIEI ROMANIA 2009, appears on the medal’s obverse.

The reverse of the medal presents an image depicting the cupola of the Astronomic Observatory of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest, the telescope of Galileo Galilei, his portrait and the planets of the solar system; on the outer ring, there is the circular inscription “DESCOPERA SINGUR UNIVERSUL” (The Universe, Yours to Discover).

The collector mint set with the year of issue 2009 is put into circulation through the branches of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iaºi, and Timiºoara.