A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIMEKEEPING
The theoretical meaning of time may have long been a major subject of debate among philosophers, physicists and religious figures, but the more practical discipline of its measurement has proved to be less of a mystery. Dedicated to the history of chronometry, the latest ingenious addition to the Austrian Mint’s best-selling two-tone silver niobium coins, ‘Time’ uses its two-tone niobium core and outer silver ring to show a selection of timepieces throughout the ages.
A global innovation when launched almost a decade ago, our 25 euro silver niobium coins still combine state-of-the-art numismatic design, technology and aesthetic beauty like few others.
Every year since 2003 their silver outer ring and coloured niobium core, which is attained by oxidation as opposed to the application of artificial colour, have provided the perfect backdrop for exploring suitably technological themes, from astronomy to aviation, robotics to renewable energy and electric light to television.
As well as being ideal gifts, our silver niobium coins are also extremely popular with collectors and investors, to the extent that just like its predecessors, 'Time', our exquisite two-tone 2016 addition to the series, which uses its two-tone niobium core and outer silver ring to show a selection of timepieces throughout the ages, is already sold out. The Austrian Mint’s silver niobium coins are, however, available on the secondary market, though usually at a premium.