150th Anniversary of the

Periodic Table

2019 1oz Silver Proof Coin


This attractive silver coin commemorates the creation of the periodic table. Featuring:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Coloured reverse design
  • Limited mintage – 3,000
  • Presentation packaging and Certificate of Authenticity
  • Perfect for history and science enthusiasts

An essential acquisition for chemists, history buffs and science enthusiasts alike, this exclusive collector coin celebrates the 150-year history of the periodic table. Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev began outlining the periodic table in 1869 when he grouped the known elements in order of increasing atomic weight, thereby developing a principle which he called the Periodic Law. This led to the realisation that certain types of elements occurred regularly, confirming their resultant pattern, or periodicity.
While a substantial amount of work was required until the modern periodic table was developed, Mendeleev built the foundation for what has now become one of the most fundamental tools in the study of chemistry.

Periodic Table Design

The coin’s reverse portrays a profile portrait of the renowned scientist Dmitri Mendeleev. Coloured atomic symbols reflecting periodic table elements spell out the anniversary date of ‘ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS’. Included in the design is the inscription ‘PERIODIC TABLE’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate

The coin is housed in a classic display case. Packaged within an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.



Technical Specifications

Year Date 2019
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g)


Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.21
Mintage 3,000
Legal Tender Tuvalu Legal Tender
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Natasha Muhl

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