A reformer in his own right, John Gutenberg changes the world forever with his invention of the individual, moveable reset type mechanical press. Gutenberg’s printing press would do even more to accomplish his purpose then than he could have imagined. The first printed book off his press in 1450 was the Latin Vulgate the Old and New Testament text of the Roman church. Gutenberg has gained recognition for the greatest of all inventions and even to this day his gift to the world goes on producing the Bibles he desired to see multiplied. This coin pays homage to the man and his vision and the price he paid to change the world.