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- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Third release in an APMEXclusive® series.
- Limited mintage of 100 coins worldwide.
- Individual coins packaged with a box and a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Famed English physicist and mathematician, Isaac Newton, holding a prism with a beam of light running through it, an apple floating above a book as otherworldly orbs are floating in perpetual motion by the forces portrayed in the equation which appears in the book, and the 1718 Gold Quarter Guinea.
- Reverse: A victorious image of a muse, arm stretched toward the sun, with the seal of the nation of Niue, the $2 face value and the date.
- Coin designs created by famed coin designer Joel Iskowitz.
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To pay homage to one of the most famous Icons of Inspiration of all time, Sir Isaac Newton, add this 1 oz Silver Proof coin to your collection today!
2022 Niue 1 oz Proof Silver Icons of Inspiration: Isaac Newton
The third release in the popular Icons of Inspiration series features Sir Isaac Newton, famous for his important work in mathematics, physics and much more. This release celebrates the man whose works include the most studied and revered discoveries of humankind. Designer Joel Iskowitz perfectly depicts Newton’s most well-known discoveries featuring the prism, the floating apple and otherworldly orbs referencing his work with gravity, and his creation of the 1718 Gold Quarter Guinea.
The coin featured in the obverse design is the 1718 George I Gold Quarter Guinea, a historic coin and a great contribution to the mint by Newton: "As master of the mint, Newton was particularly concerned with the accuracy of the nation’s currency. He was determined to ensure all coins were made to the correct weight and fineness, varying as little as possible. His efforts brought the coinage, in Newton’s own words, to a ‘much greater degree of exactness than was ever known before,’” according to coin designer Joel Iskowitz.
But in 1718, Newton had a problem. The global price of Silver had risen considerably, resulting in vast quantities of British Silver coinage being melted down for its intrinsic value. Without a lower value coin in circulation, the British economy would crumble and the Empire would be over before it had begun.
Newton’s solution was simple yet brilliant. Strike a new Gold coin, the first ever Quarter Guinea, to provide a useful substitute to the now scarce five-shilling Silver Crown. Newton’s genius had saved the British economy.
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