Serbia released a new 1-ounce .999 fine silver 100-Dinara coin honouring the noted scientist Nikola Tesla and his invention, remote control. The coin is a part of a series which celebrates various scientific inventions, patents and concepts of Tesla. The common obverse of all coins from the series features a portrait of Tesla while the reverse depicts imagery related to his inventions. The first coin from the series was released in September 2018 and highlighted the prototype of Tesla’s alternating current electric motor. The latest release is the second coin in the series and a total of three different coins from the series will be released in 2019.
50,000 Brilliant Uncirculated versions and 3,327 Proof of the first coin were released. 75,000 BU version and 3,327 Proof versions of the second coin have been released. The mintage limit for the Proof versions would be constant for all coins in the series while that of BU versions might keep on increasing with rising demand.
Born in 1856, Nikola Tesla is considered to be one of the greatest innovators in history. Many of his inventions and discoveries have shaped our future. Tesla moved to the United States in 1884 without any financial backup but with a lot of ideas. Some of his most notable inventions include: electric lighting grid, electric motors, remote control, hydro-electric power, turbine engines, magnetic propulsion, electromagnetic energy generation, x-rays, lasers, particle beams, solar power adaption, weather manipulation, robotics, wireless transmission, radio, television, cell phones, and the internet.
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