16.01.2015 - UNESCOPRESS

UNESCO 70th Anniversary Commemorative Coins

© All rights reservedThe 'Great Barrier Reef' coin, issued by the Royal Australian Mint, commemorates the world's largest coral reef system with an artistic rendering of two of the reef's clownfish swimming amongst the anemones.

To celebrate its 70th anniversary, UNESCO is pleased to announce the release of a new collection of commemorative coins.

The new collection of coins, which are themed on the Great Barrier Reef (Australia), the Rocky Mountains (Canada), Mount Fuji (Japan), the monuments of les Invalides  and le Grand Palais (France), is produced respectively by three of the World’s best-known mints – the Royal Australian Mint, the Royal Canadian Mint, and le Monnaie de Paris.  

Crafted with great mastery and produced in both gold and silver, the collection reflects not only the natural beauty of each place, but more importantly the everlasting and universal value of each location as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

UNESCO established the Commemorative Coins and Medals Programme in 2012, in partnership with the Swiss company Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux (PAMP).

Working with the national mints of its Member States, UNESCO has issued a range of coins and medals within the partnership in order to promote the Organization’s flagship programmes and activities to new audiences, and to enhance UNESCO’s recognition and visibility.

The coins, either as a set or individually, will become available from each of the mints or from PAMP from February 2015.

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