Clever, low mintage, and functional! The gear-shaped coins in this 2-coin set actually rotate in the gearbox presentation case! And the total mintage is just 1,000 two troy ounce pure silver sets! Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint are.
Excited to announce this clever and innovative 2 troy ounce pure silver gear-shaped two-coin set, illustrating historic inventions using steam and electricity. Key developments in these areas spurred industrial and technological advances resulting in what we know today as the First and Second Industrial Revolutions. Each of the two coins weighs in at one troy ounce of pure silver. Tiny mintage limit of just 1,000.
This set is a functional gearbox! That's right, when the dial on the side of the presentation case is turned, the gear-shaped coins rotate in the box!The two-coin set is presented in an acrylic case with a mechanism to rotate the coins. The case sits within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Don't wait on this one, it will fly off the shelf! Because of the desirability of the dragon theme, the rotating topaz charm, and the one troy ounce, pure silver dollar antique finish format, as well as the tiny mintage of just 1,000, a rapid sell-out at the Mint is predicted! We are excited to bring you this innovative 2 troy ounce pure silver gear-shaped 2-coin set, illustrating historic inventions using steam and electricity. The Industrial Revolution, which began more than 200 years ago, ushered in enormous changes to human society. Handcraft workers from rural communities moved to densely packed urban environments where they were employed for long hours in grimy factories dominated by noisy machinery. Driven by the invention of new technology and adoption of new processes, the industrial revolution had dramatic effects on economics, politics and culture, shaping the world in which we now live. Fundamental to mechanization was the development of Boulton and Watts steam engine. One of its first applications was pumping water from mineshafts at the growing number of collieries required to satisfy another key facilitator of industrialization coal. Beginning around 1870, the Second Industrial Revolution, also known as the Technological Revolution, marked a new, even more rapid phase of industrialization. It was characterized by many important inventions, notably in electricity which replaced steam as the main source of industrial power. The design of the coin depicting developments in steam features a number of significant inventions that contributed to the First Industrial Revolution. Imagery represents an early steam locomotive and the railways; the chimneys of Britains mills and early factories which used steam power for driving machinery on a large scale; a flywheel and other components representing elements of Boulton and Watts steam engine; and an early steamboat similar to the type pioneered for use on the Forth and Clyde canal by William Symington.
The design of the coin representing electricity depicts Thomas Edisons incandescent light bulb. The inventor himself is shown at Pearl Street Station in front of its electrical generating equipment.
The design also incorporates a representation of spectacular electrical discharges from a Tesla coil, a system invented in 1891 that produced extremely high voltages used by Nikolai Tesla in experiments aimed at achieving the wireless transmission of energy. The reverse features Her Majesty, , in crowned profile facing right.
This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear, along with a yin yang pattern that surrounds the rotating charm. The case sits within a full color outer cardboard box, accompanied by an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.
62.214 g (2 x 31.107 g). Tom Vaughan (obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse). The Island Nation of Tuvalu.
Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It is comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls.Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru. The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived about 3000 years go.
The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974. In 1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978.With Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state. Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Perth Mint of Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to produce legal tender coinage for the island nation. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 28 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world. The item "Tuvalu 2018 Evolution of Industry 2-Coin Antiqued $1 1 Oz Silver Gear-Shaped Set" is in sale since Tuesday, August 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.