SPEED OF LIGHT Code Of The Future 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2016

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This is the second 2 Ounces Pure Silver coin release in the “Code Of The Future” series and is dedicated to the world of new technologies, new visions and ideas. This coin is taking us into a different dimension of reality with the best symbols of the future. The coin has an Antique Finish quality and Fluorescent Printing. Limited mintage to only 500 pieces worldwide.

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Country Niue
Year 2016
Face Value 2 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 62.2 (2 oz)
Diameter (mm) 50
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 500
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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Speed of Light
Since ancient times, philosophers and scholars have sought to understand light. In addition to trying to discern its basic properties (i.e. what is it made of – particle or wave, etc.) they have also sought to make finite measurements of how fast it travels. Since the late-17th century, scientists have been doing just that, and with increasing accuracy. In so doing, they have gained a better understanding of light’s mechanics and the important role it plays in physics, astronomy and cosmology. Put simply, light moves at incredible speeds and is the fastest moving thing in the Universe. Its speed is considered a constant and an unbreakable barrier, and is used as a means of measuring distance. But just how fast does it travel? Light travels at a constant speed of 1,079,252,848.8 (1.07 billion) km per hour. That works out to 299,792,458 m/s, or about 670,616,629 mph (miles per hour). To put that in perspective, if you could travel at the speed of light, you would be able to circumnavigate the globe approximately seven and a half times in one second. Meanwhile, a person flying at an average speed of about 800 km/h (500 mph), would take over 50 hours to circle the planet just once.


The reverse of the coin features a curved tunnel and a representation of the speed of light. In foreground, two photons and some trails of light. On the left of the coin’s reverse, the inscription: “299792458 m/s” – the speed of light in meters per second and on the right of the coin’s reverse, the inscription: “Speed Of Light” – the name of the coin. The blue coloration with Fluorescent Printing makes the coin very particular. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “2 Dollars” – the face value, “Elizabeth II” – the name of the Queen, “Niue” – the issue country and “2016” – the issue date. The obverse design features a representation of the speed of light and the name of the series: “Code Of The Future”.