Flying Machine is the next in the Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci coin series

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09 April 2019
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New Zealand Mint has revealed details of the second coin in its Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci coin series.

The 1oz silver coin features da Vinci's design for a flying machine, just one of many designs which the 15th-century inventor dreamed up.  His design was inspired by the birds in flight that he had observed and his study notes reveal that he also observed bats in flight.

The four-coin collection is issued on behalf of Niue to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. 

Coin details

  • Metal: 999 Fine Silver
  • Weight: 1 Troy oz
  • Finish: Proof
  • Nominal Diameter: 37mm
  • Denomination: $1.00
  • Country of Issue: Niue
  • Designed by Asamat Baltaev, DiS. 
  • Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Year of Issue: 2019
  • Mintage: 1,000

To order, visit the New Zealand Mint website.

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