2015 $100 Albert Einstein Special Theory of Relativity: Celebrating Canadian Photographer Yousuf Karsh - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932068872

RCM Number:
147300
Country: Canada
Year: 2015

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2015 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and the 110th anniversary of the Special Theory of Relativity. This coin highlights a unique Canadian connection to Einstein. The portrait on this coin is the work of Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), considered one of the masters of twentieth-century photography.World-renowned Canadian photographer. Mintage is limited to 1,500. HST/GST exempt.

The Design:
Royal Canadian Mint engravers have expertly reproduced the original portrait taken by Yousuf Karsh in 1948. As a unique addition, Einstein’s breakthrough formula E=mc2 has been included within the image. Karsh, who is renowned for his famous portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, among other politicians, dignitaries, royalty and celebrities, met with Einstein at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study in 1948. He took a number of photographs, two of which became the most iconic images of Einstein worldwide. One of them is featured on this coin; its down-to-earth style revealing the humility and humanity behind one of the most powerful minds science has ever known.

A must-have for Einstein fans! Physicists, astronomers, historians; anyone with a passion for science and Einstein’s genius will cherish this original and upscale keepsake.

Personality rights of ALBERT EINSTEIN are used with permission of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Represented exclusively by Corbis. Official licensed merchandise.
©Estate of Yousuf Karsh

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 100 Dollars
Year: 2015

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 76.25mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 311.5 grams
Bullion Weight: 10.02 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Original portrait of Albert Einstein taken by Yousuf Karsh in 1948
Artist: Yousuf Karsh
Finish: Proof
Series: Yousuf Karsh
Quantity Produced: 1,500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian Art


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