2020 Ghana Titanium 2 Cedis Titans of American Innovation - Nikola Tesla


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Discover a new world of collecting with this dramatic profile of the brilliant Nikola Tesla on the reverse of an Uncirculated bi-colored 2020 titanium coin. This impressive coin is the second in a new Titans of American Innovation series. It honors the Serbian-American whose invention of a transformer that could easily convert different voltages – alternating currents – revolutionized the electrical system we use today.

Tesla immigrated to the U.S. in 1884. He sold the patent rights to his system of AC dynamos, transformers, and motors to George Westinghouse. In 1893, Tesla’s AC current was used to light the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago which led to a winning contract to make the first water-powered machinery at Niagara Falls. Another invention, the Tesla coil, allowed for the wireless transfer of electricity for such applications as radio, telegraphy and TV. Order this unique 2 Cedis commemorative from Ghana honoring a great innovator and pioneer in the field of radar, X-ray and remote-control technology.