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25 €, Silver 900, anodized Niobium, Austria, 2016

CODE: 1CP020

144.00

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After many impressive issues, Austria celebrates the new year with a coin of rare beauty. This brand new issue features, aside from silver, the metal niobium which, like gold, is processed cold.

A brief history of time keeping. The theoretical meaning of time may have long been a major subject of debate among philosophers, physicists and religious figures, but the more practical discipline of its measurement has proved to be less of a mystery. Dedicated to the history of chronometry, the latest ingenious addition to the Austrian Mint’s best-selling two-tone silver niobium coins, ‘Time’ uses its two-tone niobium core and outer silver ring to show a selection of timepieces throughout the ages.

 

Though hardly the most accurate of chronometers, the sun and moon, which feature on the coin’s reverse, along with an hourglass and watch mechanism, were widely used until the 16th century. It was determined back then that an hour lasts 60 minutes, though time has since been increasingly sub-divided, first into seconds and eventually nanoseconds. This has had the effect of making time ever more precious, with the phrase “time is money“, famously coined by Benjamin Franklin in 1748, being more pertinent today than ever, Standing for lasting value in a fast-moving world, however, the coin shows an old-fashioned clock face in the niobium core and a chronometer in the outer silver ring of its obverse, while the reverse also shows a time spiral and the time in a selection of famous cities.

QualitySpecial Uncirculated

SeriesSilver niobium

Face Value25 Euro

Coin DesignMag. Helmut Andexlinger

Diameter34,00 mm

AlloySilver Niobium

RingSilber Ag 900

CoreNiob

Fine Weight9,00 g

Total Weight16,50 g

PackagingComes in a case complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity and protective slipcase

Ασήμι (Silver)
900
16.50 gr
34 mm
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2016
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Proof
65000
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Austria

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