Niue 2 dollars 2019 Tetris - 35th Anniversary - 1oz silver coin
Delivery: may 2019
Introducing this limited edition, commemorative 1oz silver coin featuring the popular video game, Tetris®. This release coincides with the brand’s 35th Anniversary, which will be celebrated worldwide on June 6th.
The coin features the Tetris game’s iconic Tetrimino shapes on a chequered, proof background, arranged in a way to make it appear as if they are falling, much like in the game itself.
The coin is housed inside a specially designed Tetris-themed box shaped like an arcade cabinet and includes a colourful image of the Kremlin, paying homage to the game’s Russian origins. This box includes a Certificate of Authenticity on its base.
The coin can be found cushioned in black felt by lifting the “cabinet” off the base. Officially licensed by The Tetris Company, only 3,000 of this limited-edition coin will be available worldwide.
The Tetris 35th Anniversary limited-edition coin would make a perfect memento for gaming enthusiasts and those who love playing Tetris.
- Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Finish: Proof / Coloured
- Weight: 1 Troy oz
- Dimensions: 40mm
- Denomination: $2
- Country of Issue: Niue
- Year of Issue: 2019
- Mintage: 3,000
In 1984, Tetris® 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 Tetriminos. Pajitnov called this game “Tetris,” a combination of “tetra” (the Greek word meaning “four”) and “tennis” (his favorite sport).