2022 Sir Isaac Newton Icons of Inspiration 1oz Silver Bullion Coin
This 2022 Sir Isaac Newton Icons of Inspiration 1oz Silver Bullion Coin comes in a protective Coin capsule
Icons of Inspiration
The third issue of the series Icons of Inspiration is dedicated to Sir Isaac Newton. The motive was designed by coin designer Joel Iskowitz and features an image of the eminent scientist with symbols that are representative of his teachings. In his right hand, he holds a prism that refracts a beam of light. The Quarter Guinea gold coin of 1718 and an open book with an inscribed formula on which an apple lies are in the foreground. In the background are three planets kept in motion by the forces given in the equation of the book. Below the portrait is Newton’s signature. The reverse displays a triumphant image of a muse stretching her arm towards the sun. Also included in the design is the official coat of arms of Niue, as well as the denomination and year of issue.
Born on December 25, 1642 in the English county of Lincolnshire, Isaac Newton was one of the most important physicists, mathematicians and astronomers in history. With his “Philosophiae Naturalis Principa Mathematica”, he researched the theory of gravity, which made an important contribution to our understanding of the universe and with whose help he explained why an apple falls to the ground. Other areas of research to which Newton devoted himself were optics (refraction of light), algebra, and mechanics. In 1696, he was appointed keeper of the Royal Mint and minted the first ever quarter guinea coin – replacing the scarce five-shilling silver crown. At this time Newton showed great political commitment. He was knighted in 1705 and held the title of “Sir” until his death on March 20, 1726.
- Obverse: Isaac Newton holding a prism with a beam of light running through it, the 1718 Gold Quarter Guinea, and an apple floating above a book as the cosmic orbs are floating in space held in constant motion by the forces explained in the equation appearing on a page of the book.
- Reverse: An image of a muse with an arm extended toward the sun, the date, $2 face value and the seal of the nation of Niue.
2022 Sir Isaac Newton Icons of Inspiration 1oz silver bullion Coin
Manufacturer: New Zealand Mint
Weight (grams): 31.10300
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