2021 1 oz Niue Tetris - St Basil's Cathedral .999 Silver Coloured Coin

 
Item No.
L108641

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Product Description

Commemorate the 37th year of the iconic Tetris® video game, with this 1 oz .999 fine Colorized Silver coin. Each coin features the famous St. Basil's Cathedral as depicted in an earlier version of the Tetris™ game.

Product Features
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Worldwide mintage of only 3,700 coins!
  • Housed in TEP - RF-welded plastic polymer case (2 1/2" x 3 1/4"), protecting the coin's finish along with included Tetris style card.
  • Obverse: Displays the Niue coat of arms along with the face value and year of issue surrounded by officially licensed Tetris imagery.
  • Reverse: Features the famous St. Basil's Cathedral as depicted in an earlier version of the Tetris game.
  • Issued by the sovereign government of Niue.


About Tetris®
In 1984, the Tetris® game was born from the imagination of computer programmer Alexey Pajitnov. Inspired by his favorite puzzle board game, Pentominos, Pajitnov created an electronic game that let players arrange puzzle pieces in real time as they fell from the top of the playing field. The resulting design was a game that used seven distinctive geometric playing pieces, each made up of four squares. Pajitnov called this game “Tetris,” a combination of “tetra” (the Greek word meaning “four”) and “tennis” (his favorite sport).

St. Basil's Cathedral
St. Basil's Cathedral is an Orthodox church in Moscow's historic Red Square. Constructed in the 1500s, the cathedral remains one of the most popular cultural symbols of Russia. An image of St. Basil's Cathedral can be found on the opening screen of early versions of the Tetris™ game, paying homage to the country in which it was created.

In the Game Boy and Nintendo Entertainment System versions of the beloved game, a rocket launched if a player accrued enough points. The size of the rocket increased according to the player's score. However, those with the best scores launched St. Basil’s Cathedral into space.

More Information
Year 2021
Metal Content Silver
Denomination $ 2
Purity 999
Country Niue
Mintage 3,700
Diameter (mm) 39
Series Tetris
Box & Certificate No