2011 Austria Silver/Niobium €25 Robotik Proof
Product Code: 11S1075
The unique Silver niobium technology has again enabled the production of a unique coin. The 25 euro coin’s two-tone surface provides the perfect background for mint designers Helmut Andexlinger and Thomas Pesendorfer to explore robotics. Issued with a maximum mintage of 65,000 pieces in Special Uncirculated quality only, Robotik contains 9 grams of .900 Fine Silver (ASW 0.26045 oz) in its outer ring and 6.5 grams of .998 fine niobium. Each coin is encapsulated, boxed and comes complete with a numbered certificate guaranteeing its authenticity.
Symbolizing the fusion between electronics and mechanics, fundamental in robotics, the intricate illustrations on the obverse of this cutting-edge piece feature mechanical cogs and digital binary coding. In its center a robotic version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vetruvian man typifies ideal human proportions in the place of a human being, set against the mars-red background of the niobium core. This color is a reference to the coin’s reverse, which shows a mountainous Martian landscape with a European Space Agency robot exploring the red planet as a star-filled sky and planet Earth shine down from the coin’s Silver edge.