This breathtaking 2 Oz Silver coin is the fourth issue in the “Landmarks at Night” series and is dedicated to some of the most beautiful night-time places in the world. In this edition - the London Eye. The coin features the Ultra Violet Printing technology and comes in a case with LED UV light show.
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest Ferris wheel, is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture. The structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel. Its height was surpassed by the 525-foot (160 m) Star of Nanchang in 2006, the 165 metres (541 ft) Singapore Flyer in 2008, and the 550-foot tall (167.6 m) High Roller (Las Vegas) in 2014. Supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is described by its operators as “the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel”.
The reverse of the coin depicts the stunning night view of the incredible London eye panoramic wheel and the rest of the night lights of other famous London buildings. On top of the reverse, the inscriptions: “London Eye” – the name of the coin and “MAGNIFICENT LANDMARKS AT NIGHT” – the name of the series. On the bottom, the inscription: “2018” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of Ivory Coast and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DE COTE D’IVOIRE” – the issuing country and “2000 FRANCS CFA” – the face value.
|Weight (g)||62.2 (2 oz)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes - with UV Color Application|