Inventions of Leonardo four-coin programme concludes with the Renaissance legends prototype tank
One of our favourite series of 2019, the Czech Mints superb ‘Inventions of Leonardo’ four-coin series has featured some of the incredible contraptions that Leonardo da Vinci envisioned in the pursuit of war. Not a war-monger by any means, he was often pushed into the field by the political situations in this turbulent part of Italian history.
Designed by Asamat Baltaev, these 1oz proof silver coins are cleanly struck, and portray a mix of blueprint and potential reality for four weapons of war – all under his watchful gaze. To wrap up the set, his quite mad design for a wooden tank takes centre stage. It’s hard to imagine what it would have been like inside this thing, and it’s questionable if you were safer inside of it, or outside…
Selling for around €60, just 1,000 of these will be struck. A pretty neat tin is available for a nominal sum that will hold the four-coin collection, but these tend to sell out, so if you see one and want one, snap it up. You can buy direct from the mint, or our sponsors Minted-UK and Powercoin also keep them in stock. Superb, and a set we’ll wrap up in a profile soon.
|DENOMINATION||$1 NZD (Niue)|
|COMPOSITION||0.999 silver 31.1 grams|
|BOX / C.O.A.||Yes / Yes|
very interesting coins!
It seems that Leonardo will be long years (or series 🙂 to cause surprise and curiosity