The organizers of the United Future World Currency have launched the world’s first ever “eco-coin” at this year’s World Money Fair. An example of the coin was presented to World Money Fair President Hans-Henning Göhrum and lifetime President Mr. Albert Beck on the occasion of the Fair’s 40th anniversary. This year’s activities took place in Berlin from January 28-30, 2011, at the Estrel Convention Centre.
At a ceremony attended by the organizers of the UFWC along with representatives of the Royal Mint, the Royal Dutch Mint, the Casa de Real, the Italian State Mint, as well as representatives from Cookson Precious Metals, producers of the ecosilver metal, both the current and lifetime presidents of the World Money Fair were each presented with one of the UFWC’s latest prototype eco-coins minted by the founder of the UFWC, Dr. Sandro Sassoli. The ceremony was filmed by Italian and German TV and also attended by representatives from several numismatic publications.
This is the first one ounce prototype coin authorized by the United Future World Currency, the first ever coin to be minted in ecosilver and is the first coin to carry the designated “2” numeral proposed denomination. The coin was minted at the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom, struck to the exact specifications as the prestigious “Britannia” silver bullion coin. A total of just 100 examples were struck to proof quality.
Mr. Beck expressed his delight at receiving the coin, commenting that he supported the United Future World Currency initiative and wishes the project continued success. During the ceremony, Dr. Sassoli commented that the coin was minted to prompt the numismatic industry’s part in sourcing responsibly refined metals which are less harmful to the environment, for both circulation and commemorative coins.
The coin authorized by the UFWC is the first coin ever to be minted using the ecosilver product which is presently being marketed by Cookson Precious metals, refiners of the ecometal range. The reverse carries the distinctive ecosilver logo which can be seen just below the year “2011”.
A second coin was simultaneously struck at the Italian State Mint, produced out of previously used Italian lire coinage. This golden colored coin was issued to mark the upcoming EXPO’ Milan world fair in 2015. The reverse design carries the commemorative inscription as well as the internationally recognized recycled insignia, denoting the recycled content of the specially authorized prototype coin.
All coins mentioned in this release as well as previous issues are available to collectors from the 11th February by visiting the website of the United Future World Currency at: http://www.futureworldcurrency.com/