A coin mosaic recently set the new Guinness World Record for the
World’s Largest Coin Mosaic.
The firm Sandvik Coromant unveiled the mosaic Sept. 10 during the
International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.
Sandvik Coromant is the world’s leading supplier of tools, tooling
solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry, according to a
Artist Steve Solomon of Upstage Right Productions Inc., in Cherry
Hill, N.J., worked with more than 214,000 coins, equal to more than
$65,000 face value. Sandvik Coromant partnered with PNC Bank to
acquire the coins for the mosaic.
The mosaic’s design symbolized the importance of career development
within the manufacturing industry by illustrating a manufacturing
worker holding a gear surrounding a globe on which North America was
highlighted. A set of rising bar graphs depicted the growth
manufacturing has brought to the U.S. economy, while the words
“Manufacturing Our Future” headlined the entire image.
Construction on the mosaic began on Sept. 8 in the South Parking Lot
A-2 of Soldier Field in Chicago. The mosaic was open for viewing to
the public starting Sept. 9, with the official unveiling and
confirmation of the Guinness World Record held at 10 a.m. Sept. 10.
The mosaic was deconstructed Sept. 11 and the coins returned to PNC Bank.
The mosaic weighed more than 1 ton and contained approximately
60,000 quarter dollars; 55,000 dollar coins; 50,000 Lincoln cents;
10,000 5-cent coins; and 10,000 10-cent coins.
The artwork filled a 29-foot by 29-foot space, a total of 841 square feet.
During the unveiling ceremony, Eduardo Martin, president of Market
Area Americas, Sandvik Coromant, presented a check for $83,456 to The
Manufacturing Institute, to aid STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics) education in the growth of manufacturing
careers for future generations.
The dollar sum of the donation includes $65,000 from Sandvik
Coromant plus additional monetary donations from event sponsors.
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