2018 Tuvalu $1 Evolution of Industry 1oz Silver Gears Pair
Tremendously innovative, these silver coins representing the Evolution of Industry are shaped like mechanical gears! On top of that, both coins are housed together within a mechanised case that allows the gear-shaped coins to turn!
Reflecting the development of steam engines that enabled huge ndustrial developments, including that of mechanised coin presses, the first of this pair depicts an early steam locomotive and the railways; the chimneys of Britain’s mills and early factories which used steam power for driving machinery on a large scale; and a flywheel and other components symbolising elements of Boulton and Watt’s first steam engines.
On the other coin, the bright spark of electricity and the changes made to the world as a result! The design shows Thomas Edison, the famous inventor of the light bulb, plus also a representation of spectacular electrical discharges from a Tesla coil, as created by Edison's arch-enemy, Nikola Tesla.