Step into the shadows of history with the "ALCATRAZ ISLAND 3 Oz Silver Coin," a remarkable tribute to a place of infamy and intrigue. The story of Alcatraz Island begins with its exploration in 1775 by Lieutenant Juan Manuel de Ayala, who aptly named it Isla de los Alcatraces, signifying the Isle of the Pelicans. The island's journey through time took it from a seabird habitat to a prisoner of war camp during the Civil War, a role that foreshadowed its more notorious future.
Elevating its status from 1934 to 1963, Alcatraz Island served as a federal prison, housing some of America's most infamous criminals. From the charismatic Al Capone to the infamous "Machine Gun" Kelly and the enigmatic "Birdman of Alcatraz" Robert Stroud, the island's walls bore witness to their stories. The very name 'Alcatraz' conjures images of solitude, punishment, and escape attempts immortalized in popular culture.
Now, the "ALCATRAZ ISLAND" coin captures the essence of this notorious site in a remarkable 3 oz silver masterpiece. With a diameter of 50 mm and crafted from .9999 fine silver, the coin embodies the legacy of the island. Its Proof quality and smartminting® technology bring the intricate design to life in ultra high relief, revealing every intricate detail of this historically significant place.
A limited mintage of only 750 pieces ensures the exclusivity of this coin, making it a coveted item for collectors and history enthusiasts alike. This coin stands as a tangible reminder of Alcatraz's storied past, allowing you to hold a piece of history in your hands and ponder the secrets that echo within its walls. Whether you're drawn by the island's criminal legends or its breathtaking bay views, the "ALCATRAZ ISLAND" coin encapsulates a chapter of American history that continues to captivate and mystify.
The smartminting© technology is a ground-breaking advancement in contemporary numismatics that permits an unparalleled level of ultra-high relief, and it establishes novel benchmarks in the coin industry.
- This technology enables the production of standard weight coins with larger diameters, while maintaining high relief height.
- It also allows for coins with greatly reduced weight to maintain standard relief heights and permits coins with only slightly increased weight to exhibit high reliefs.