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The UFO-shaped coin produced by the Mint of Poland has hit the numismatic market like a comet

The UFO-shaped coin produced by the Mint of Poland has hit the numismatic market like a comet

26. March 2024.
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The UFO-shaped coin produced by the Mint of Poland has hit the numismatic market like a comet

The world's first floating coin has been born: the Mint of Poland was commissioned by the Republic of Cameroon to create the world's first coin that floats in the air. It was unveiled at the World Finance Fair in Berlin, and it immediately attracted huge interest. The coin, which glows in the dark, was named UFO MP-1766, a reference to its saucer-like appearance. The coin achieves levitation by thanks to a tiny motor that generates an electromagnetic field, enabling it to hover above its associated coin base.

The name itself, MP-1766, needs some explanation. It stands for the Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska) and the year it was founded, but it also expresses a successful partnership. The coin, which is made of pure silver, measures 60.00 mm in diameter and weighs 217.70 grams. It is the official currency of Cameroon, where this special example is worth 1766 francs (about 1050 HUF), but it is not worth selling commercially, as it costs around 1000 euros (390 000 HUF) to buy one.

The coin pushes the boundaries of traditional coin minting. It symbolises progress, with a unique design and advanced craftsmanship techniques that take numismatics to a new level. The first flying coin has a relief surface, antique finish and glows in the dark - an effect achieved by using UV-cured fluorescent paint. The coin comes in a thematic case with the base denomination and a certificate of authenticity.

It is a limited-edition release, with only 510 available worldwide. It is expected to be available for purchase from the 19th of July in 2024.

The creation of the UFO MP-1766 coin showed once again that the Mint of Poland is one of the most innovative mints in the world for a reason. Not only does it dictate current trends, it is also creating a market benchmark. As a good example, the world's first spherical coin was minted here in 2016.

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