Steampunk has become a cultural phenomenon. Having an impact on everything from film to fashion, this subculture of Science Fiction has grown in popularity and influence since it was first mentioned in the 1980’s. Loosely defined as combining Victorian age mechanical technology with modern applications, its unique look can be seen everywhere. In a nutshell Steampunk is what people thought about the future with their knowledge and technology 200 years ago.
Following the smashing success of the previous Steampunk coins, we are thrilled to announce the next masterpiece in the series, Science Lab.
Amid shelves of weathered books and potions, we meet a dashing scientist tinkering with devices and ideas, whose knowledge is only rivaled by his splendid moustache. Amongst the numerous characters in this scene, we also come across the series’ regular – the penny-farthing. This time ridden by a rat with a distinguished fashion taste, navigating past screws, pipes, and tools on the workbench.
The unique look derives from the enhanced ultra high relief smartminting® technology and the selective gilding that contrasts elegantly with a deep antique finish background.
The Steampunk coins are issued as legal tender by Cook Islands.