Hits the Spotlight
By Numismatic News
President Dmitriy Medvedev used a gold piece
gift to illustrate his country's demand for an
international reserve currency other than the
U.S. dollar, promoters of the "United Future
World Currency - Eurodollar" could not have
gotten better press.
The Russian president, who was given the piece
along with each of the other G8 summit leaders,
including U.S. President Barack Obama, would
probably be surprised to learn that this new
"test currency" is the creation of Sandro
Sassoli and the Museo del Tempo, whose initial
aim is to unite the United States of America
with the United States of Europe, though it
would also be open to other countries.
The piece given to the G8 leaders during the
July 8-10 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, was
designed by Luc Luycx, who also designed the
common side of the euro coins. It was struck by
the Royal Mint of Belgium.
The test piece that proclaims "Unity in
Diversity" is more or less intended as a place
holder for a new currency that will be designed
and named in a competition of children from
1,000 schools around the world.
The new currency, it was projected, is to
undergo a public test run at the 2015 Milan,
Italy, Universal Expo.
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