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10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Albert Einstein – Mintage: 1,500 (2015)

10 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Albert Einstein – Mintage: 1,500 (2015)

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Celebrates iconic portrait of Einstein taken by Canadian photographer, Yousuf Karsh!

World-renowned Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh is known for his famous portraits of
Sir Winston Churchill and many other politicians, dignitaries, members of royalty and celebrities, including Albert Einstein, seen here in 1948. 2015 is a year of celebration as the world pays tribute to one of the greatest minds in science. Albert Einstein (1879-1955) shattered long-held beliefs, and propelled physics and astronomy into completely new directions. He revolutionized the way we understand our world, and 60 years after his death, continues to inspire scientists to trust their creative powers as they push the envelope in scientific thinking.

Einstein completed his masterpiece, the General Theory of Relativity, 100 years ago in 1915. An earlier form of his iconic formula, E=mc2 had been presented ten years prior as part of his Special Theory of Relativity (1905).

In 1948, one of the world's most iconic portraits of Einstein was taken by Canadian photographer, Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002).

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! Order your coin today!

Special features:
    • Join the global celebration with this historic fine silver coin commemorating Albert Einstein and the
      Special Theory of Relativity!
    • 2015 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the General Theory of Relativity and the 110th anniversary
      of the Special Theory of Relativity.
    • 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.
    • This coin is stunningly crafted with exquisite detailing, multiple finishes and a proof field to capture
      the subtleties of light and form as revealed in Karsh's original photograph.
    • Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited mintage worldwide.

About 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.

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-maple presentation case with a graphic beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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

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  • No.147300
  • Mintage1,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 311.5
  • Diameter (mm) 76.25
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value100 dollars
  • ArtistOriginal photo by Yousuf Karsh (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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