New Bullion: Second Serbian silver coin in its Tesla series celebrates remote wireless control


One of the greatest scientists in history, Nikola Tesla is one of the most visionary inventors of all time. Involved in the creation of technologies that became the foundation of the modern world, he is especially credited for his work developing alternating current, the subject of the first coin released last year. His fascination with wireless power even led to him demonstrating a remote radio-controlled boat which he hoped to adapt into a wireless torpedo for sale to world navies. This remote control boat is the subject of the second coin.

Depicted on the obverse, this quirky little device was groundbreaking at the time, although ultimately a failure. Inbuilt with his obvious genius was a flair for the impractical, and he was no stranger to weird gadgets. We may yet see one or two of them on later coins. The reverse face is common to the series and features a portrait of Tesla with his face resting on his hand, a variant of the image also used on several Serbian banknotes. English and Serbian Cyrillic script are present on both faces.

A pretty cool issue celebrating a very cool scientist, this one-ounce fine silver coin has a mintage of 50,000 pieces and is distributed worldwide by LPM HK. There were initial plans to issue 3 coins per year, but this one has been released much later than expected, so that’s hopefully been reduced to one or two coins, which is likely more than enough in today’s busy release schedule of silver bullion. Available to pre-order right now.

DENOMINATION RSD 100 (Republic of Serbia)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 31.1 grams
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
MINTAGE 50,000
BOX / COA No / No