Silver coin Geniuses of the 19th century - A. G. Bell proof

Silver coin Geniuses of the 19th century - A. G. Bell proof

Stock state
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Date of issue
September 2020
1000 pcs

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Geniuses of the 19th century

The Czech Mint pays tribute to A. G. Bell by issuance of the fourth and last silver coin from miniseries entitled Geniuses of the 19th century.

Members of the
Bell family in Scotland have been developing the spoken language for generations, teaching rhetoric and correcting speech defects. Alexander Graham Bell continued. He studied acoustics at the universities of Edinburgh and London, motivated by his efforts to help his deaf mother. He believed that technological progress would completely cure deafness one day. He lacked physical education and engineering skills, but he compensated these shortcomings with extraordinary diligence and the help of his assistant Thomas A. Watson. When he obtained a human ear specimen from a Boston doctor, he could see how the fine membrane of the eardrum was able to vibrate the auditory bones. Based on this, he came up with the invention which transmitted sound-induced electrical signals over wires between two devices. The groundbreaking experiment took place in 1876. While Watson placed the receiver on loft, Bell stayed downstairs with a speaker and said a memorable sentence: "Mr. Watson, please come here, I need you here." An enthusiastic assistant came downstairs in a while… However, the revolutionary invention, without which we cannot imagine our lives, did not succeed. It's hard to believe that the post office rejected Bell's phone as useless thing. The inventor spoke in vain into his funnel also at the World's Fair in Philadelphia. But then the Brazilian emperor noticed it, shouting "God, it is talking!" Suddenly, a wave of rapid interest broke out and the phone quickly spread throughout the world. Bell has earned $ 100 million on royalties during 20 years. The British Queen Victoria showed interest in his telephone training. Although Bell was involved in a lawsuit with Chicago technician Elisha Gray, who patented a similar invention just two hours later, he did not take against the invention for many years. He invented, for example, a microphone, a gramophone or an audiometer, which diagnoses hearing loss. When Bell died in 1922, there were already 22 million telephones in the world. They all fell silent for one minute then…

The commemorative coin was processed by the medal maker
Asamat Baltaev, DiS. The reverse side presents a portrait of the inventor with a beard, which is accompanied by the inscription A. G. BELL. The composition is supplemented with a depiction of a prototype telephone, together with a scene from the presentation of the invention to curious interested parties. The obverse side of the coin bears drawings of various inventions of 19th century. As the coins of the Czech Mint are issued with the foreign license of the island of Niue, they also bear the name and the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, a nominal value of 1 DOLLAR (NZD) and the year of issue 2020 on the obverse side.

Do not forget that you can store a complete collection of four coins in a special
collector's box which you will also find in the offer of the Czech Mint.


Nominal value
Author of the obverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Author of the reverse
Asamat Baltaev, DiS.
Numbered issue
999 / 1000
31.1 g
37 mm
Black leather case
Czech Mint