National Bank of Serbia Issues Tesla Silver Coins

Posted on 9/4/2018

A limited number of the coins will be available with a special NGC certification label featuring a portrait of Tesla.

Nikola Tesla is the face of a new silver 1-ounce legal tender coin series issued by the National Bank of Serbia in honor of their world-famous native.

The collection will feature a permanent portrait of Tesla on the obverse with an evolving reverse showcasing his inventions, patents and visionary concepts.

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The first issue, which goes on pre-sale September 10, 2018, exhibits a prototype of his alternating current electric motor. The second issue, to be released in November, will commemorate his invention of remote control.

Three different issues of “Teslas” are scheduled for 2018 and each dated year after. The coins are struck in .999 pure silver and carry a denomination of 100 Dinara.

Issue #1 (“Alternating Current”) will carry a mintage of 50,000 business strikes (“BU”) and 3,327 Proofs. Mintages are set to increase with each issue as awareness of the collection builds.

Nikola Tesla is viewed by many scientists and historians as one of the most notable inventors and visionaries of all time. He is credited exclusively or in part with technologies that changed the world, including the electric lighting grid, electric motors, remote control, hydro-electric power, turbine engines, magnetic propulsion, electro-magnetic energy generation, X-rays, lasers, particle beams, solar power adaption, weather manipulation, robotics, wireless transmission, radio, television, cell phones, and the internet. Many of these will be the subject of future coins.

In 1976, the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers established their annual award of the Tesla medal.

In 2003, Nikola Tesla’s concepts were acknowleged when a new electric automobile company named itself in his honor.

Tesla has been the subject of numerous documentaries in recent years. In 2018, the History Channel ran a five-part investigation documentary titled “The Tesla Files,” which opened new considerations and suggested new revelations as to his life, importance and associations in America. Tesla’s accomplishments (those both noted and those previously suppressed) are still being rediscovered and applied to evolving technologies.

“Teslas” will be available at many coin stores in the USA, Asia and Europe, as well as online through these primary retail distributors:

2018 1-ounce Serbia Nikola Tesla Silver 100 Dinara, graded NGC MS 70.
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A limited quantity of Teslas will also be available certified and graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with a special Tesla portrait label.

For dealer inquiries, media inquiries and further information regarding the Nikola Tesla coin program, contact:
Robert Mish
1154 University Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA
(650) 324-9110

This is a guest article. The thoughts and opinions in the piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.

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