This attractive silver coin commemorates the creation of the periodic table. Featuring:
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An essential acquisition for chemists, history buffs and science enthusiasts alike, this exclusive collector coin celebrates the 150-year history of the periodic table. Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev began outlining the periodic table in 1869 when he grouped the known elements in order of increasing atomic weight, thereby developing a principle which he called the Periodic Law. This led to the realisation that certain types of elements occurred regularly, confirming their resultant pattern, or periodicity.
While a substantial amount of work was required until the modern periodic table was developed, Mendeleev built the foundation for what has now become one of the most fundamental tools in the study of chemistry.
The coin’s reverse portrays a profile portrait of the renowned scientist Dmitri Mendeleev. Coloured atomic symbols reflecting periodic table elements spell out the anniversary date of ‘ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS’. Included in the design is the inscription ‘PERIODIC TABLE’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin is housed in a classic display case. Packaged within an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.