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CIT’s Daydreamer – Adventure
What world do your daydreams take you to when you forget about your daily life? CIT is setting a numismatic monument to this creative endeavor. While the first Daydreamer issue of 2022 presented a man who dared to look into the future, in 2023, a little boy seeks adventure in the past and pulls back the curtain between the two worlds.
Description of the Coin
One side features a boy with a suitcase in early 20th-century clothing. He pulls aside a curtain, behind which a prehistoric landscape with dinosaurs appears; in the sky a biplane; in the exergue the inscription DAYDREAMER / ADVENTURE 2023.
The other side presents the coat of arms of Palau with the circumscription REPUBLIC OF PALAU 10 $. The coin, minted with smartminting® technology in Ultra High Relief at B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt in Munich shows an excellent and sophisticated illusion.
The idea of parallel realities, separated by nothing but wafer-thin transitions of time and space, has been around since antiquity. Time and again, literature has taken its protagonists to other worlds, of whose existence they had no idea before. Quantum physics made it possible for the first time to explain scientifically the hypothesis of the multiverse, which has fired the imagination of science fiction authors ever since. There are countless movies in which the hero or the heroine slips into simultaneously existing dimensions, from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” to “Back to the Future”, “Star Trek” or “Doctor Who” and innumerable others.
CIT explores the love of escaping the world in a daydream with state-of-the-art smartminting® technology. The three-dimensionality of the dinosaur’s head is unparalleled! The fine coloring – by the way, another technical marvel – reverses the situation: while the little boy’s reality seems gray, the colorful dinosaurs of his fantasy thrust into the foreground.
If you want to experience all three dimensions of this coin, you have to watch this film: