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Nikola Tesla

2 oz Fine Silver Coin – Republique du Tchad 2023 – 10000 Francs CFA

Nikola Tesla was an inventor who was endlessly curious and who is credited with being one of the earliest pioneers in sustainable energy technology. He was the creator of the first alternating current induction motor, which made him a fortune that he then lost over the course of his life. He is credited with the invention of the Tesla coil, and he was also instrumental in the creation of safe and stable indoor lighting that changed the way that people experienced day and night. His lighting solutions also changed the way that factories operated during the winter. Arc lighting that he helped to invent made city streets safer at night as well.

His long-term and very well-known rivalry with Thomas Edison led to his interest in a different kind of current. To create a different kind of electrical solution than Edison’s direct current became Tesla’s passion, and he was eventually successful. This was a matter of pride for Telsa, who felt like no one believed in his inventions. This piece of art is based on a well-known photograph of Nikola Tesla that was taken in 1890 when Tesla was 34. The slightly arrogant smile and direct gaze that is captured in the image are in keeping with the way that most contemporaries remembered Tesla.

This finely-detailed bust design is made to remind collectors of a sculpture but it offers superior attention to detail and quality of the shaped high-relief minting process. This piece is crafted with 2 oz of 999 pure Silver and die-cut with fine precision to deliver its engraved details in a super-high relief, before being topped off with antiqued silver finishing. This is a limited edition of 369 pieces only – a nod to Tesla’s obsession with the numbers 3 6 9. Each piece is packaged and delivered with a Certificate verifying its edition number and authenticity.