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Tuvalu 2018 Evolution of Industry - Steam Power and Electricity - Industrial Revolution, Tesla Coil and Thomas Edison Light bulb Antique 2-Coin $1 2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Antiqued Set with Rotating Gear-Shaped Coins P08 - MINTAGE 1,000

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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!

Investment Opportunity!Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint are extremely 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.

Each coin is uniquely gear-shaped, with a tiny mintage limit of just 1,000. Perhaps best of all, 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!

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Excellent potential for appreciation! 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!
 
Availability Note - The Mint indicates that the Gears of Industry Set will not be available until late August or early September at the earliest. Any order containing this coin set will be delayed.

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The Industrial Revolutions
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. Key developments in these areas spurred industrial and technological advances resulting in what we know today as the First and Second Industrial Revolutions.

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 Watt’s 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.

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Obverse - Steam 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 Britain’s 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 Watt’s steam engine; and an early steamboat similar to the type pioneered for use on the Forth and Clyde canal by William Symington.

Obverse - Electricity
The design of the coin representing electricity depicts Thomas Edison’s 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.

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Reverse
The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 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.

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Packaging
The two-coin set is presented in an acrylic case with a mechanism to rotate the coins. The case sits within a full color outer cardboard box, accompanied by an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

Specifications
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value Two Dollars (2 x $1)
Weight 62.214 g (2 x 31.107 g)
Diameter 38.50 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.10 mm
Mintage Limit 1,000 Sets
   
Finish Antiqued Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Tom Vaughan (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

The Island Nation of Tuvalu
Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia. 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.

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