20€ Daniel Mróz and Stanisław Lem

200 g Ag 999

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Denomination
20 €
Country
Malta
Metal
Ag 999
Weight
200 g
Size
Ø 65 mm
Quality
Antique Finish
Additions
Fluorescent Printing
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High Relief
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Numbered Edge
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Selective proof finish
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Metallic UV Printing
Mintage
100 pcs
Date of issue
2022-12
Accessories
Certificate, Box
Series
Stanisław Lem, Master of Science Fiction
2023-06-30
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Lemismatics applied to silver!

For the first time in history, Stanislaw Lem has been immortalised on a coin! 

   

The world's first coins in the series "Stanislaw Lem, master of fantasy". The combination of valuable bullion and the global science-fiction phenomenon is a recipe for a successful investment.

   

The coin was struck from 200g of pure silver in a limited mintage of only 100 pieces worldwide! This factor makes it an excellent collector's coin. The reverse of the coin depicts the novel's main character, psychologist Kris Kelvin, who arrives from Earth on a research station floating above the cytoplasmic ocean that covers the planet Solaris. On the planet's surface, Kelvin will encounter the most diverse creations of the living ocean: multi-storey lacy symmetrics, asymmetrics and mimoids. For the protagonist, contact with Solaris is also a journey into himself (symbolised by the portal visible on the coin): the conscious planet observes Kelvin (this meaning is signalled by the eye inscribed in the gate) and allows him to confront his past, fears and desires. The obverse shows a fragment of a character from Daniel Mroz's 1972 drawing for Stanisław Lem's 'Cyberiad'.

The coin is packaged in an elegant wooden box (natural wood, boxes may differ in appearance) with a certificate attesting to its authenticity.

 

   

Stanisław Lem was a Polish writer of the hard science-fiction genre, philosopher and futurologist. He was born on 12 September 1921 in Lviv and died on 27 March 2006 in Krakow. His works dealt with such topics as the development of science and technology, human nature, the possibility of communication between intelligent beings and the place of man in the Universe. Lem's works contain references to the state of society and scientific and philosophical reflections on it. In addition to science fiction stories, such as 'The Star Diaries' or the Pilot Pirx adventure series, Lem's oeuvre includes detective novels ('Investigation'), futurological essays and treatises (e.g. 'Summa technologiae'), poetry, screenplays for radio plays, films or dramas, as well as the unique space fairy tale 'The Robot Fairy Tales'. One of the many expressions of international recognition of Stanisław Lem's work was the naming of the asteroid discovered in September 1970 after him, as well as the first scientific satellite built entirely in Poland. In Poland, Stanisław Lem's books are published by Wydawnictwo Literackie, with which the writer has been associated for almost his entire career.

 

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Daniel Mróz was a visual artist, graphic designer, set designer and illustrator who created some of the most famous illustrations for Stanislaw Lem's short stories. Born on 3 February 1917 and died on 21 January 1993, Mróz mainly used pen and ink. His illustrations are very distinctive; he constructed them with precise stenciling, hundreds of thin black lines, which are reminiscent of the woodcut stencil, prevalent in 19th century illustration. Daniel Mroz's illustrations are characterised by surrealism and the grotesque. He became famous above all for his illustrations to the works of Stanisław Lem. He illustrated, among others, "Cyberiada" (twice, for the 1965 and 1972 editions) and "Bajki robotów" (The Tales of the Robots), and designed covers for many other books by Lem. Mroz's illustrations have influenced a generation of readers and emerging illustrators. Daniel Mroz has been mentioned in all the important world almanacs of graphic designers.

 

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