The first release in our new coin series, Women in History, features the brilliant Marie Curie! She proved that women could make breakthroughs in science and inspired many scientists to use their work to help other people.
Born in Poland on November 7, 1867, Marie developed a talent for science early, but the University in the city where she lived did not allow female students. Determined to become a scientist, she moved to France to start her studies. There, she married physicist Pierre Curie in 1895 and together they discovered two new elements: polonium and radium, which led them to win the Nobel Prize in physics in 1903. Then in 1911, she won the award in chemistry in recognition of her work in radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and is still the only person to win the award in two different sciences. Her work not only helped the development of fundamental science but also lead a new era in medical research and treatment – especially in the fight against cancer.
Made with 1oz pure silver, this wonderful coin showcases a coloured image of Marie Curie and part of her Nobel Prize Diploma against a mirror background that lets the silver shine! Her engraved name and signature further enhance the design. The Ian Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse of the coin, confirming the coin is legal tender.
Each coin arrives nestled in black velvet and is placed inside a beautiful, custom-designed box. A Certificate of Authenticity is printed at the back, along with the coin’s unique number in the limited mintage of just 2,000. Flip open the box to see the full specifications.
Commemorate the life and work of this iconic woman today!