It’s been a long time coming, but the Mint of Poland has finally gotten around to issuing the third of its cool Code of the Future silver coins. Launching back in 2016, the series showcases aspects of the future of humanity, some very much in the consciousness of this current generation. The first issue, dated 2016, chose Artificial Intelligence as its theme, and this was followed up in 2017 by the Speed of Light.
There’s a common artistic style to these coins, with the reverse face full of bright futuristic colouration employing fluorescent ink technology. Each coin has an obverse that is fully customised to the choice of theme, despite having to include the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II (these are issued for the Commonwealth state of Niue Island).
The third and latest issue looks at Immortality, that Holy Grail for some, but in reality a nightmare for this planet if ever brought to fruition with the attitudes we have to life today. A fine looking, almost modernised and three-dimensional version of Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, looks up to the sky while the background is filled with a mix of a geometric tunnel like pattern, along with reminders of mans mortality. The fluorescent look is very striking. It’s a fine looking composition and the best in the series to date.
The obverse features a depiction of the very building blocks of life – DNA. We’re going to assume that it’s human, but as QEII is also depicted here, it might be alien lizard…;-) Just 500 of this rimless, high-relief two-ounce silver coin will be minted. It does of course, come boxed with a certificate of authenticity, and we’d expect it to be shipping before years end. We think it’s great to see this series back after an extended hiatus and we hope it continues. Be sure to check out the website of the Mint of Gdansk, the official distributor, for release prices and dates as they become available.