This beautiful Gold plated coin Set is dedicated to one of the most famous novel written by English author Mary Shelley – Frankenstein. The coins have a beautiful colouration, have a wonderful Gold plating, have a Proof quality and come in an elegant presentation case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 5.000 pieces worldwide.
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823. Shelley travelled through Europe in 1814, journeying along the river Rhine in Germany with a stop in Gernsheim, which is 17 kilometres (11 mi) away from Frankenstein Castle, where, two centuries before, an alchemist was engaged in experiments. Later, she travelled in the region of Geneva (Switzerland)—where much of the story takes place—and the topic of galvanism and occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions, particularly her lover and future husband, Percy Shelley. Mary, Percy and Lord Byron decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for days, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; her dream later evolved into the novel's story.
The reverse of each coin depicts a different and coloured scene of Frankenstein. On top of each reverse, the inscription: “FRANKENSTEIN” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” - the name of the Queen, “TOKELAU” – the issuing country, “2019” – the year of issue and “ONE DOLLAR” – the face value.