Medellín / París. May 14th 2018

Photo (c) François Tancré – Samlerhuset

On the occasion of the centenary of the First World War, Monnaie de Paris, France’s longest standing institution and the oldest enterprise in the world, launched today the first coin made with Fairmined certified gold in France.

The coin called “Paix” (Peace in French) was struck in the heart of Monnaie de Paris workshops in the presence of the Colombian miner, Alfredo Gonzales. Alfredo works hard every day to practice responsible extraction and attended the event representing Fairmined artisanal mining organizations from Colombia and Peru, where the responsible gold in the coin comes from.

Monnaie de Paris is taking a leadership role, setting a positive example for other mints to support responsible artisanal gold miners. Furthermore, it provides French and European coin collectors with an opportunity to support Fairmined certified mining organizations and purchase a coin made with this very rare and ethical certified gold.

The cooperation between Monnaie de Paris and the Alliance for Responsible Mining, creators of the Fairmined Standard, was introduced by the European coin company Samlerhuset. They have helped Fairmined to build good business opportunities in the coin industry and have confirmed a large order of the Fairmined Gold French Coin to be offered through their coin collector markets across Europe.

We also want to highlight the work of our Fairmined Authorized Supplier S & P Trading who provides the French market with Fairmined Gold.

ABOUT FAIRMINED: Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from empowered responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations who meet world leading standards for responsible practices. Fairmined transforms mining into an active force for good, ensuring organizational and social development and environmental protection. The biggest positive impact to be made in the entire gold industry is with artisanal miners; as approximately 150 million people, miners and their families, depend on this economic activity worldwide.

 

For more information on Monnaie de Paris : https://www.monnaiedeparis.fr/

For more information on Fairmined: http://www.fairmined.org/

For more information on Samlerhuset: http://www.samlerhuset.com

For more information on the Alliance for Responsible Mining: www.responsiblemines.org

 

For more information and pictures please contact:

Monnaie de Paris – Jessica Thiaudière – jessica.thiaudiere@monnaiedeparis.fr

FAIRMINED – Patricia Montano – patriciamontano@responsiblemines.org

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