Jules Verne enthralled the world by stories of extraordinary inventions that overtook their time in the 19th century. Although we often take them for granted, we are happy to recollect unforgettable adventures. A silver coin from the Czech Mint´s new miniset, which is devoted to Nautilus submarine, will bring you to the first expedition of "Fantastic World of Jules Verne".
The legendary undersea vessel is used by mysterious captain Nemo in order to fight against the earthly tyrants that represent the world´s colonial powers. A bitter man, whose name means Nobody in Latin, is in fact a warrior from India, which had been repressed by England for centuries. Nemo´s victims have long been mistaken when believed that an unknown aggressive beast attacked them. It sank the ships by broking their hips through the armoured fore of the submarine until the american expedition attempting to harpoon the metal monster found its honor. So the story of the French novel "Twenty Thousand miles Under the Sea" begins. Verne's description of the submarine is so precise that it could fit even the current machine. There is also a ballast tank system, electromagnetic propeller, sodium battery cells, or oxygen production devices based on electrolysis of water. All this was in 1870. How could Verne predict? He had an extraordinary curiosity and limitless imagination. He was interested in technological progress, while carefully studying the model of the French submarine vessel Plongeur at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1867. He certainly did not overlook the fate of the Confederate vessel Hunley, which carried out the first successful underwater attack in history during the American Civil War in 1864.
A successful medal maker Asamat Baltaev, DiS became the author of the adventurous commemorative coin. The reverse side is dominated by NAUTILUS trapped in the grip of a giant squid, which is one of the classic scenes of the novel. The obverse side of the coin is then a showcase of inventions that will gradually emerge in the "Fantastic World of Jules Verne" miniseries. Alongside the Nautilus submarine you will find an airship Albatros, a mechanical steam elephant and moon cannon Columbiad. All of this is linked to the attributes of Niue Island, which is the coin issuer. Since the coins of the Czech Mint are based on this foreign license, they bear the name and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value of 1 DOLLAR (NZD) and the year of the issue 2018.