2015 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and the 110th anniversary of the Special Theory of Relativity. This coin highlights a unique Canadian connection to Einstein. The portrait on this coin is the work of Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), considered one of the masters of twentieth-century photography.World-renowned Canadian photographer.
Royal Canadian Mint engravers have expertly reproduced the original portrait taken by Yousuf Karsh in 1948. As a unique addition, Einstein’s breakthrough formula E=mc2 has been included within the image. Karsh, who is renowned for his famous portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, among other politicians, dignitaries, royalty and celebrities, met with Einstein at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study in 1948. He took a number of photographs, two of which became the most iconic images of Einstein worldwide. One of them is featured on this coin; its down-to-earth style revealing the humility and humanity behind one of the most powerful minds science has ever known.
A must-have for Einstein fans! Physicists, astronomers, historians; anyone with a passion for science and Einstein’s genius will cherish this original and upscale keepsake.
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