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Nautilus Jules Verne - Mother of Pearl $50 5oz .999 pure silver proof coin.
Each 5oz coin is adorned with an inner core of genuine, eye-catching Mother of Pearl! The coin is part of the successful series Mother of Pearl. With high relief and pictures the Nautilus passing by a giant octopus.
Mintage: only 750 pieces worldwide. With presentation box and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Country :||Cook Islands|
|Face Value :||50 Dollars|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||5 oz|
|Size :||65.00 mm|
|Mintage :||Only 750 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Mother of Pearl|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
The Nautilus is the fictional submarine captained by Nemo featured in Jules Verne's novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and The Mysterious Island (1874). Verne named the Nautilus after Robert Fulton's real-life submarine Nautilus (1800). Three years before writing his novel, Jules Verne also studied a model of the newly developed French Navy submarine Plongeur at the 1867 Exposition Universelle, which inspired him for his definition of the Nautilus.
Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
Born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, Verne was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.
Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. His reputation is markedly different in Anglophone regions, where he has often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, not least because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted.
Verne is the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, between the English-language writers Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare, and probably was the most-translated during the 1960s and 1970s. He is one person sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction," as are H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.
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