2021 Niue The Punk Universe Cyberpunk 2oz UV Silver Antique HR
Niue Island, in association with the Mint of Gdansk introduces this incredible new series: The Punk Universe. This inaugural 2021 Niue The Punk Universe Cyberpunk 2oz UV Silver Antique HR offering is certain to spark that dark side of your imagination regarding the not so distant dystopian future. Both the design and production quality of this striking introduction to the series will surely astound you!
The question must be faced, “Just what is Cyberpunk?” After careful consideration, the mint has carefully phrased their answer to this dark and menacing question.
“The word ‘cyberpunk’ describes a sub-genre of science fiction. It is characterized by several main features: it describes a high-tech future in which humans coexist with cyborgs in a virtual reality. The dystopian image of society is well-described as ‘high tech & low life.’ The future in cyberpunk is pessimistic, dark, full of moral destruction, where the advanced technology is often the source of problems and causes more harm than good. Cyberpunk shows how the environment of advanced technology impacts the humans in the worst possible way. The book ‘Neuromancer’ by William Gibson, published in 1984, is considered to have started the trend.
This genre is also often described by the three principles – City, Mass, Machine. Action of books, movies or games usually takes place in huge, overcrowded metropolis, where technology has demoralized people, destroying relations between them.”
A Futuristic Vision
Again, the mint indicates, “Our new coin vividly reflects the nature of this science-fiction trend.” As a legal tender offering of Niue, the obverse displays the Ian Rank-Broadly effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The image rests prominently in the center of the design. However, with this coin, the background becomes the focus as it reveals a key factor of cyberpunk. “The obverse refers to cybernetics – it shows complex connections that can be both informatic and neural.” Inscriptions include “ELIZABETH II . NIUE . 2021 . FIVE DOLLARS . Ag 999.”
“The Reverse impresses with a multitude of details and characteristic cyberpunk features. Our design uses colours that remind us of modern lasers and neon city lights. The futuristic expression is also highlighted by fluorescent printing – the coin glows in the dark! Selected elements are exposed in a form of high relief, thanks to which the whole gets a three-dimensional look.”
This first peak into Niue’s new The Punk Universe series is outstanding in every way. From its future vision to its brilliant design elements and remarkable production excellence, this 2021 Niue The Punk Universe Cyberpunk 2oz UV Silver Antique HR coin does not disappoint! With extremely limited mintage, this premium offering is expected to move quickly. Please reserve your desired quantity as quickly as you can.
- 2021 Niue The Punk Universe Cyberpunk 2oz UV Silver Antique HR.
- Contains: 2 Troy oz of .999 fine silver.
- Limited mintage of only 500 pieces (250 pieces to the collector’s market & 250 to fans).
- Individual coins are edge numbered to match COA.
- Includes a wooden display case with COA and themed shipper.
- Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley distinctive portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The background is integral to the cybernetics theme. Inscriptions include, “ELIZABETH II . NIUE . 2021 . FIVE DOLLARS . Ag 999.”
- Reverse: Features a very active scene depicting features characteristic of cyberpunk. The antiqued finish, combined with fluorescent printing and UV highlights create a genre that is at once stunning and darkly menacing.