The Mint of Poland presents the most technologically advanced coin in the world
The Mint of Poland has won three prestigious awards in the 29th international numismatic competition organized during the Mint Directors Conference in Bangkok.
Products presented by the Mint of Poland won 1st award in two categories – “The Most Technologically Advanced Coin” and the “Marketers’ Choice”. What is more, the Company took the 3rd place in the category “Best Package to Encourage Collecting”.
The title of the most technologically advanced coin was bestowed on the “Seven New Wonders of the World”. This $7-face-value commemorative coin issued by Niue was struck in pure silver. It has a diameter of 34.00 mm. Its design is based on the beautiful hand-drawn XVII-century map created by the eminent Dutch cartographer Willem Janszoon Blaeu, author of the first world atlas. This ravishing masterpiece of monetary art combines past and present in its extraordinary design and shape – the Seven New Wonders of the World are marked on the historical map with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals.
– In order to create a spherical coin we have implemented the most innovative minting technologies. The impeccable shape of the collectible was formed with a specially designed 6-element die which additionally transferred the images onto its surface. Awards we have won in three nominations in Bangkok confirm that the technologies we use and the creative concepts we develop place us among the best mints in the world – said Grzegorz Zambrzycki, President of the Management Board and Managing Director of the Mint of Poland.
In addition to this, the Mint of Poland took the 1st place in the “Marketers’ Choice” category for the packaging housing the “Seven New Wonders of the Worlds” coin. In its form and shape, the display case resembles a travel suitcase. The surface of the lid is additionally adorned with the images of the Seven New Wonders of the World, a wind rose and a beautiful hand-drawn XVII-century map created by Willem Janszoon Blaeu. From the inside, the lid of the display case is lined with a glossy fabric and fit with an elastic band supporting the certificate of authenticity. The inner part of the display case is decorated with a reproduction of the map bearing the names and images of the Seven New Wonders of the World (Great Wall of China, Petra, Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Colosseum, Taj Mahal).
The 3rd place in the category “Best Package to Encourage Collecting” was taken by the etui housing the numismatic series “The Most Beautiful Galaxies” developed by the Treasury of the Mint of Poland (Skarbiec Mennicy Polskiej). This thoroughly black display case might seem modest; however, the depth of the color and elegant design allude to the vast abyss of space. Silver coins issued at monthly intervals sparkle against the etui’s dark color like real stars.
The Mint Directors Conference (MDC) is the international organization associating the mints that are allowed to strike circulation coins. The conference is organized every two years. It provides the representatives of central banks, mints and suppliers from over the world with the opportunity to meet and discuss the industry-related issues. The overarching objectives of the MDC is the exchange of the monetary-related information and the cooperation in the field of existing production possibilities and new forms of payment. This year’s conference was held in Thailand with the watchword “Change, Challenge, Opportunity”. The Mint of Poland contributed to the substantive part of the event sharing its expertise during the “R&D for Process Improvement” session. The presentation was held by Mr. Siemowit Kalukiewicz, the Chief Executive Officer of the Mint of Poland.