Austria 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin 2014 The Dawn of a New Era, Evolution

Austria 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin 2014 Evolution
commemorative coins Austria 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin 2014 The Dawn of a New Era, Evolution
Austria 25 Euro Silver Niobium Coin 2014 The Dawn of a New Era, Evolution

Using two different shades of niobium for the first time, the blue/green 2014 Evolution edition ingeniously illustrates the story of the development of Homo sapiens from other species.

Symbolising the origin of Evolution as a whole, an image of the DNA molecule, also known as deoxyribonucleic acid, graces the coin’s obverse. A debate still continues about who exactly should be credited with decoding the molecule, but Francis Crick, James D. Watson and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work in this field. The coin’s reverse deals with the history of human development and the diversity of forms of life brought about by evolution, with the design making splendid use of the coin’s outer silver ring and inner niobium pill to do so.

Minted to a maximum of 65,000 pieces in Special Uncirculated quality only, the coin contains 9 grammes of 900 Fine Silver in its outer ring and 6.5 grammes of 998 pure niobium.


Mint: Münze Österreich AG
quality: special uncirculated
collection: Silver-Niobium
occasion: general
face value: 25 Euro
date of issue: 22.01.2014
coin design: Mag. Helmut Andexlinger
diameter: 34.00 mm; alloy: Silver-Niobium; ring: Silber Ag 900;
pill: Niob; fine weight: 9.00 g; total weight: 16.50 g.
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