Scientists around the world are already using gene editing to treat disease, modify plants and animals, and even create designer babies. These techniques have the potential to revolutionise medicine, end starvation, save endangered species or just change colour of a butterfly wing. It holds great promise, but also poses a great danger of irreversible harms to the health of future generations, opens doors to new forms of social inequality, discrimination and conflict. Recently, genetic engineering techniques have been used for human germline modification.
Therefore, in 2019 within our series of Equilibrium coins, we are acknowledging the importance of responsible use of the power of gene editing in order to safeguard the balance between technological achievements and natural genetic code.
999/1000 PURE SILVER
The coin is minted using high-quality LBMA-certified 1oz 999+/1000 silver blanks, undergoing a thorough cleaning process before striking.
Weight (Troy oz) 1
Fineness (% purity) 999+/1000
Diameter (mm) 38
Thickness (mm) 2.8
Brilliant Uncirculated (Proof-like): 10 000 pcs
Bullion: 20 000 pcs
Face value: 5 NEW ZEALAND DOLLARS
BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED v. BULLION
At Pressburg Mint, we constantly expand and improve our production process to ensure our coins and medallions are minted to perfection. We currently mint our coins and medallions in 2 types: Brilliant Uncirculated and Bullion.
You can find more information about the differences between Brilliant Uncirculated and Bullion type coins and medallions here.