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2018 Niue 2 oz Silver Antique 130th Anniversary Pneumatic Tires

SKU 17193
This Silver coin features a rubber band insert as part of the design which commemorates the anniversary of the pneumatic tire. This amazing coin only has a mintage of 500 pieces worldwide!

Coin Highlights:
  • Mintage of 500 coins.
  • Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a themed box and with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Obverse: A profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, issuing country, year of issue and the face value.
  • Reverse: Features an image of a wheel and rim spokes with the rubber band insert around the coin to reproduce the tire. Included are the inscriptions of the name of the coin, year of the invention and year of issue.
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John Boyd Dunlop was a Scottish inventor and veterinary surgeon who spent most of his career in Ireland. Familiar with making rubber devices, he re-invented pneumatic tires for his child's tricycle and developed them for use in cycle racing. He sold his rights to the pneumatic tires to a company he formed with the president of the Irish Cyclists' Association, Harvey Du Cros, for a small cash sum and a small shareholding in their pneumatic tire business. Dunlop withdrew in 1896. The company that bore his name, Dunlop Pneumatic Tire Company, was not incorporated until later using the name well known to the public, but it was Du Cros's creation.