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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev illustrated his call for a supranational currency to replace the dollar by pulling from his pocket a sample coin of a “united future world currency.”
“Here it is,” Medvedev told reporters today in L’Aquila, Italy, after a summit of the Group of Eight nations. “You can see it and touch it.”
The coin, which bears the words “unity in diversity,” was minted in Belgium and presented to the heads of G-8 delegations, Medvedev said.
FIRST TEST ISSUE:
OBVERSE the “Number 1” icon is repeated five times, representing the five continents. The border inscription reads “Unity in Diversity” and includes the first issue date of 2009.
Author: Luc Luycx, Royal Mint of Belgium.
REVERSE: the Tree of Life, with five leaves symbolizing local tree species that grow in the five continents. The border inscription reads “United Future World Currency”.
Author: Laura Cretara, former artistic chief of the Italian State Mint.
Even if Russia's call for a global currency failed to gain much traction at a G8 summit, President Dmitry Medvedev took home a coin meant to symbolize that the dream may one day come true.
The Russian leader proudly displayed the coin, which bears the English words "United Future World Currency", to journalists after the summit wrapped up in the quake-hit Italian town of L'Aquila.
Medvedev said that although the coin, which resembled a euro and featured the image of five leaves, was just a gift given to leaders it showed that people were beginning to think seriously about a new global currency.
"In all likelihood something similar could appear and it could be held in your hand and used as a means of payment," he told reporters. "This is the international currency."
Russia, along with China, has been a vocal proponent of diversifying the global currency system away from the dollar, which has dominated global finance and commerce since the end of World War II.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the summit joined the band in favour of dumping the dollar as the international currency of reference, insisting that "we cannot stick with just one single currency."
Originally posted by tristar
15 being the magical number
Originally posted by PjZ101
Is it just me or are they getting more and more blatant about flaunting the fact that they will implement their will upon us no matter what? Everyone needs to see it an stop playing their game, if you stop playing the game then there is no game.
In a highly symbolic moment at the G8 summit in Italy today, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev unveiled to reporters a coin representing a “united future world currency”.
“We are discussing both the use of other national currencies, including the ruble, as a reserve currency, as well as supranational currencies,” the Russian leader said at a news conference.
However, those who have downplayed the formulation of a world currency by dismissing it as merely a progression of SDR’s (Special Drawing Rights) and not something that would physically be used by citizens in a system of world government, were contradicted when Medvedev clearly outlined that the new currency would be “used for payment” by citizens as a “united future world currency”.
“This is a symbol of our unity and our desire to settle such issues jointly,” Medvedev said.
Originally posted by Retseh
"Unity in Diversity"
How ironic coming from a Russian, who along with the Chinese have done everything humanly possible to eliminate cultural diversity throughout the 20th century.
Originally posted by warrenb
reply to post by MOFreemason
there is a mint mark on the coin
it looks like two LL's overlapping
what mint is that, does anyone know?
maybe we can track the origins and verify if real or not?
Mint Name Royal Belgian Mint
Monnaie Royale de Belgique
Koninklijke Munt van België
Description Official Belgian Mint
Address Bd. Pachécolaan 32, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Telephone 0032 (0)2 221 07 11
0032 (0)2 221 07 16 Marketing
0032 (0)2 221 07 17 Sales
0032 (0)2 221 07 30 Customers
Fax 0061 (0)8 9225 5012
Originally posted by TheKingsVillian
reply to post by MOFreemason
He got that from the number one and the five stars. I myself counted out certain parts.
I don't think this will happen anytime soon. Not with the USD still around.