A beautiful and elegant coin...
This new amazing 1 Oz 999 Silver coin aims to remember the Prohibition era as a chapter in American History. Dedicated to the most wanted gangster of the world Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone. Each coin features a bullet rim from a recycled round which is unique with its own stamp on primer. The bullet is the same type of Al Capone's revolver. Mintage 1038 pieces worldwide.
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Availability date: 05/30/2015
Born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, to poor immigrant parents, Al Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history. In 1920 during the height of Prohibition, Capone’s multi-million dollar Chicago operation in bootlegging, prostitution and gambling dominated the organized crime scene. Capone was responsible for many brutal acts of violence, mainly against other gangsters. The most famous of these was the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929, in which he ordered the assassination of seven rivals. Capone was never indicted for his racketeering but was finally brought to justice for income-tax evasion in 1931. After serving six-and-a-half years, Capone was released. He died in 1947 in Miami. Capone’s life captured the public imagination, and his gangster persona has been immortalized in the many movies and books inspired by his exploits.
The coin's reverse depicts photos of Al Capone in a typical "wanted" poster with the real name, the birth date and the date of death. On top the issue date 2015. On the left the inscription "Chicago" and on top "Wanted". On the bottom of the coin the name of the series "History of Public Enemies" and an image depicting Al Capone shooting with his guns.
For the first time the coin features the rim of a 38-calibre bullet embedded in the reverse face, with each recycled rim being completely unique, often bearing different manufacturers stamps (like G.F.L., Federal, Blazer, Winchester etc.). Given Capone’s history, especially the famous St. Valentines Day Massacre, it’s an extremely appropriate thing to insert. On the coin's obverse the coat of arms of the Central African Republic and the face value.
The coin comes in a beautiful box that bear the famous quote: "I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand. - Al Capone".