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Charles A. Parsons
€15 Silver Proof Coin 2017
REF : 2377

Irish Science and Inventions: Honouring the Inventor of the Steam Turbine Engine

Release Date: 01/09/2017

€60.00

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This 2017 €15 silver proof coin commemorating the life and works of engineer Sir Charles Algernon Parsons is the third coin in the ‘Irish Science and Inventions’ series. Charles Parsons was born in 1854 and spent most of his childhood at Birr Castle, Co Offaly, his family’s estate. As a child, he was tutored by prominent scientist Robert Ball and later attended Trinity College Dublin and St. John’s College, Cambridge. Parsons’ invention of the steam turbine engine in 1884 was a major breakthrough in electrical engineering and power generation.

Later applying this work to marine propulsion, Parsons’ steam turbines revolutionized marine transportation by increasing both the speed and efficiency of sea-faring vessels. He received many honours in recognition of his engineering genius, including election to the Royal Society in 1898 and a knighthood in 1911. He died in 1931.

The coin design, by Antonella Napolione, features a portrait of the engineer with an early model of his steam turbine engine, encircled by an inscription and a representation of turbine blades. This proof coin comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity. The diameter of this coin is 38.61mm and it weighs 28.28g. The coin is struck in .925 Sterling Silver and is strictly limited to 6,000 pieces.

Featured Product No
Is Limited Stock No
Quality Proof
Year 2017
Metal Sterling Silver
Coin Weight 28.28
Denomination 15
Diameter 38.61
Fineness 0.925
Issue limit 6000
Designer Reverse Antonella Napolione

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