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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Canada Mint Celebrates Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity with Karsh Portrait

Einstein Karsh Canada Dollar-grey“Royal Canadian Mint engravers have expertly reproduced the original portrait taken by Yousuf Karsh in 1948. As a unique addition, Einstein’s breakthrough formula E=mc2 has been included within the image. Karsh, who is renowned for his famous portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, among other politicians, dignitaries, royalty and celebrities, met with Einstein at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study in 1948. He took a number of photographs, two of which became the most iconic images of Einstein worldwide. One of them is featured on this coin; its down-to-earth style revealing the humility and humanity behind one of the most powerful minds science has ever known.”

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Albert Einstein by Yousuf Karsh.