God of Science – Cambrian Explosion, Opabinia

Limited Edition (Unique)

This page last updated on 2017-2-12

Coin Name :     God of Science

Edition Name:     Cambrian Explosion, Opabinia

Finish:     24 Karat Gold

Years Minted

2011 – 1 coin

The God of Science coin is two inches in diameter. The Hebrew passage is from the book of Job in the bible, the 28th chapter, and well describes the pursuit of science. As with many ancient biblical verses, it is moving poetry: “. . . They search the sources of the rivers and bring hidden things to light . . . “ The front side of the coin shows science’s current best depiction of our Milky Way galaxy. The spiral arms continue into the English translation of the Hebrew. The font used very closely matches the look of classical Hebrew.

The back side of the coin contains the exact same text as the front side, but in biblical Hebrew from thousands of years in the past. The images are concepts unknown to humanity until revealed by science (and math). They are:

 

Standard model of particle physics
Quark model of the proton
Telescope
Magnetic field lines around the Earth
A macrophage
Benzene molecule
Golden spiral
Cell division (mitosis)
Stellated dodecahedron
Interference pattern

This edition features blue transparent enamel on 24 karat gold. This particular combination of design, plating, and enamel is unique and will never be produced again. These dies were only used in 2011 and God of Science coins in later years used different dies. This edition is especially unusual in that there is a die flaw under the words “where can” that was fixed early on and does not show up on later coins made in 2011.

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