- Mintage Limit ONLY - 6000
- Each coin is struck from 28.28g of pure silver
- Coin with Pad printing
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity
The use of technology sets the human being apart from other inhabitants of the Earth as the only species to purposefully and consciously make tools and inventions. Thanks to that ability, for the last 2 million years the man has created its new, own artificial reality, next to the natural one.
An ideal gift for teachers and students.
In the central part of the coin the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the mint’s mark (m/w). Around it scenes showing the development of writing across the ages. In the upper part of the coin, hieroglyphic writing developed in ancient Egypt, followed by Roman scribes with writing instruments and wax tablets. At the bottom metal types, the first printing press and its inventor, Johannes Gutenberg, checking the printing. Above numerous manuscripts and books. Along the coin rim, circling inscriptions: Niue Island, ONE DOLLAR. On the left side the issue date: 2011.
In the central part of the coin, in pad printing technique, an ornamental initial, a type of an ornamental letter standing out due to its shape, color, size and ornament, widely used through the Middle Ages. In the background, to the left, the original Uruk tablet, dating back to the latter half of the 4th millennium BC, being a proof of the first writing. At the bottom, metal types invented by Johannes Gutenberg. To the right, an inkwell and a feather, in the background – imitation of a handwriting.