Lux Coin and Mint of Poland has released Rum Coin, the first coin with a drop of rum inside. The premiere of this unusual item took place during RumFest in London.
On 20th October 2018, during RumFest in London, Lux Coin and Mint of Poland presented a limited edition of the coin with a drop of the oldest rum in the world – Harewood Rum 1780. It is also the first coin in history that has a special capsule with a drop of rum inside. Lux Coin was founded by experts from Wealth Solutions, who specialise in delivering unique bottles of rare spirits, works of art and watches for the demanding collectors. Mint of Poland is widely acclaimed as one of the most technologically advanced mints in the world. The final result of their collaboration was presented at the biggest rum festival in the world last Saturday. During the event, visitors of RumFest had the chance to see the Rum Coin for the first time and hear how this unusual project was born and learn more about Harewood Rum.
The place and time of the presentation was not a coincidence, of course. RumFest in London is the world’s premier festival of rum, hosting an abundance of rum tastings and masterclasses with top mixologists. The event has also strong links with the Rum Coin project. Harewood Rum 1780 was found in the cellar of Harewood House in central England in 2011. After that it was sold at public auction by Christie’s and the auction house asked RumFest founder Ian Burrell for his expert opinion about the Harewood Rum to confirm its authenticity.
“We are really happy that we have the opportunity to present our unique project to rum aficionados from all over the world during RumFest. This is the place where people can share their passion for rum, so this is the perfect event to show the effect of our passion and unveil our tribute to this marvellous spirit. Without passion, projects like this can’t be created” said Łukasz Baronowski, CEO of Lux Coin.
Rum coin will be minted only in 300 pieces, each one has a face value of 100 Barbadian dollars and will be made from 2oz of 99.99 pure gold. The coin is available for sale on lux-coins.com. It is the second of three gold coins from the Spirit Coins series created by the Lux Coin company. This series includes the Whisky Coin, Rum Coin and Cognac Coin. Each of them have a different antique spirit encapsulated inside.
Piotr Suchodolski, email: [email protected], tel.: +48 512 965 658.
About Lux Coin
The Lux Coin company is a group of experts from Wealth Solutions with years of experience in creating unique products for collectors and enthusiasts of luxury goods all over the world. One of our team’s achievements is the creation of rare editions of liquors in cooperation with Scottish whisky distilleries and French cognac houses.
The outcome of this collaboration is bottling one of the oldest whiskies and cognacs specially for our customers. We are also the authors of the Spirit Watches – a first-ever limited edition of Swiss timepieces equipped with drops of unique liquors. The project was created in partnership with top manufactures. Moreover, our portfolio consists of limited-edition fountain pens and works of the greatest contemporary artists.
We are the authors of the collectible edition of golden Spirit Coins. This time, capsules with the oldest vintage liquors in the world become the spirit of a collectible, goldsmithery artwork for the first time in history.
All the spirits used in original products come from the Wealth Solutions company’s collection.
About Mint of Poland
The Mint of Poland, widely acclaimed as one of the most technologically advanced mints in the world, is a sole manufacturer of circulation coins in Poland. We are among very few mints that meet market’s expectations with such a flexibility – what means our coins are always struck in line with state-of-the-art technologies. Thanks to this competitive edge, accompanied by highest craftsmanship of our designers, we win awards in most prestigious international competitions.
Our portfolio is diversified. We are a sole manufacturer of gold bars in Poland. We actively strengthen our position in the area of the Municipal Card System. As for now, this system is used in Poland’s biggest cities, including Warsaw, Wrocław, Lublin, Bydgoszcz and Łódź.
For several years the Mint of Poland has also been dynamically involved in the real estate segment. Its newest project in this field is Mennica Legacy Tower – a modern office complex. The company also owns a 27-ha building plot in Warsaw’s Żerań, as well as other building plots in Annopol and in the city center.
About Rum Fest
RumFest, the world’s premier festival of rum, is an annual event hosting an abundance of rum tastings, masterclasses with top mixologiests and delicious food all under one roof. Now in its 12th year, over 400 world-class rum brands, mixologists, master blenders and specialists jet in from around the world, to celebrate their passion for all things rum, taking visitors on a rum pilgrimage to explore the exquisite and unique. Run and founded by Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell, he brings all the best parts of rum under one roof.