2014 Clever Australia: MEDI-MAZING $1 Unc Coin | New Coin Releases

2014 Clever Australia: MEDI-MAZING $1 Unc Coin

In UNESCO&rsquos International Year of Crystallography, the Royal Australian Mint joins the celebrations with a enjoyable and informative coin. The very first in a three-coin series known as &lsquoClever Australia&rsquo, this coin focuses on health-related breakthroughs, and will be a perfect souvenir for those interested in science and medicine, or those who appreciate the value of concepts.

HISTORY AND
SIGNIFICANCE
In 1912, Lawrence Bragg derived the equation for how to use x-rays to figure out the atomic structure of crystals. The science of crystallography then revolutionised the health-related profession, with a method that gave a wealth of insight into the structure of matter. In 1915, Bragg and his father William have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their collaboration on this research.

This has been 1 of several occasions that bold Australian suggestions have led to essential medical developments: the pacemaker (which has kept hearts beating),
penicillin (which has defeated numerous a bacterial infection), IVF embryo freezing (which has given life&rsquos greatest present to many parents) and spray-on skin for
burns victims (which has enabled speedy recoveries). This coin celebrates these incredible achievements, and reminds us all of the importance of having big
concepts and bigger dreams.

  • Uncirculated coin presented in a card
  • Inaugural coin in the RAM&rsquos Clever Australia series
  • Released to coincide with the International Year of Crystallography
  • Biographical blurb about the scientists whose innovations are featured
  • Coin&rsquos reverse characteristics depictions of the five innovations becoming celebrated, and the series name &lsquoClever Australia&rsquo to unite all 3 coins in the serie
  • &nbspObverse features Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley.
  • Size: 25 mm, metal: aluminium bronze
$ 13.50

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