HEADS UP! It’s HERE! The New World Currency Design, Presented to the G-8 Delegations (With Pics)

~~By InsightAnalytical-GRL

OK, you know how we keep hearing that the new world currency supplanting the dollar is a long way off?  Well, some folks have other ideas…at the very least, they’re getting ready for the day, whenever it comes.   From Bloomberg News:

Medvedev Shows Off Sample Coin of New ‘World Currency’ at G-8

By Lyubov Pronina

July 10 (Bloomberg) — 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.

The question of a supranational currency “concerns everyone now, even the mints,” Medvedev said. The test coin “means they’re getting ready. I think it’s a good sign that we understand how interdependent we are.”

Medvedev has repeatedly called for creating a mix of regional reserve currencies as part of the drive to address the global financial crisis, while questioning the U.S. dollar’s future as a global reserve currency. Russia’s proposals for the G-20 meeting in London in April included the creation of a supranational currency.

There’s actually a website for this “United Future World Currency .   According to Article 1 of the Manifesto

ART. 1

“Unity in diversity” is the foundation that drives this initiative, which started up in 1996. Its aim is to bring people together and go beyond national stereotypes. Its historical importance is even greater than its economic one; it is a goal built on faith, common hope, and the unification of cultural and spiritual roots.

So, this project was underway in 1996??????

If you go to The Long Path section, you’ll see the history of this project.  Here’s an excerpt:

In 1996, Sandro Sassoli had the brilliant idea that the “Ecu”, as the Euro was then known, was not the only opportunity for linking different countries together. Dr. Sassoli is an Italian journalist with a number of high-profile projects to his name. He worked on the ITALIA 90 World Cup campaign, promoting a range of products tied to the official mascot and logo, and inventing the Platinum Ball Trophy. As Chief of Special Programs, he developed a “Year 2000 Medals” project on behalf of the Italian State Mint. He was also responsible for the “Gold Books” program, which featured pages in real gold, and official celebrations to mark the end of the Italian Lira (The Last Day of the Lira at Rome’s Trevi fountain, and the Monument to the Lira, made by real coins).

Against this professional background, Dr. Sassoli believed that another new currency could be possible in the wake of the new European single currency. Giving the new future currency the draft name “Eurodollar”, Dr. Sassoli believed that the Eurodollar was a natural consequence of the historical ties between Europe and the United States. A centuries-old relationship formed by common roots, views and goals and a similar melting pot of different races.

An ideal Manifesto for the program, comprising 10 articles, was drafted in Brussels in 1996. This document has been modified since then, and is now definitive. (more)

Gee, as a kid, my relatives always brought me lira and I still have some.  Light–very light–coins, as I recall. Like play money…and worth about as much…

Here’s the page showing the “test” coin that was presented at the G-8:

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.


THIS IS FREAKING ME OUT!

But, apparently, the people in the Photo Gallery are all excited about this!

People from various national mints, even Sophia Loren and MARIO CUOMO, all grinning ear to ear!

And, guess what? There is a School Program that’s been involved in coming up with a name and symbol for the currency.

640 children (325 boys and 315 girls) aged between 7 and 18 years took part in an internal competition to come up with a name and symbol for the new currency. This was after they had received input from journalist Sandro Sassoli, creator of this project from its start in 1996 and numerous other events such as official celebrations of the Italian Lira, and from Professor Guido Crapanzano, monetary consultant for the Bank of Italy and representative for Italy on the European Central Bank (ECB)’s international jury which chose the Euro banknote designs.

An international jury, comprising the heads of the world’s leading mints, economists, Nobel-prize winners, and figures from the world of culture and entertainment (including Sophia Loren and Carlo Rambaldi, creator of E.T.), Luc Luycx (creator of the uniform side of the Euro coin), and Hans-Henning  Goehrum and Albert Beck (presidents of the World Money Fair), will have the task of selecting and rewarding the children’s best work on giving the new currency its name and design.

Last validation date: The works have to be sent within 10 May, 2009.

And what is the prize for the winner?

1st work: 1 Gold Banknote, in pure gold 999.9

2nd work: 1 Gold Coin, official tender

3rd work: 1 silver coin, official tender

Getting the hint now about what to do with your dollars?

24 Responses

  1. PS–I thought there were 7 continents…..

    • No, GRL, I’m sure there are only 3:

      Oceania
      EurAsia
      SouthAsia

      • Maybe I’m an old fart, but I was taught 7! Those three are the general land masses or something…

        let’s see:
        North America
        Europe
        Africa
        Asia
        South America
        Australia
        Antarctica

        And I know I”ve heard India referred to as “the Indian sub-continent”…

        RESEARCH INTERLUDE>>>>>>>>>>

        Yes, there are 7 continents (or 6 if you’re taught in Europe and if you’re a scientist.). There are still 4 oceans, though!!

        So the New Currency folks are still off!!! EE GAD!!

        http://geography.about.com/od/learnabouttheearth/qt/qzcontinents.htm

        A continent is one of several major land masses on the earth. There is no standard definition for the number of continents but you will commonly find that the numbers six or seven are used.

        By most standards, there are a seven continents – Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Most students in the United States are taught that there are seven continents.

        In Europe and other parts of the world, many students are taught of six continents, where North and South America are combined to form a single continent of America. Thus, these six continents are Africa, America, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

        Many scientists now refer to six continents, where Europe and Asia are combined (since they’re one solid geologic landmass). Thus, these six continents are Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Eurasia, North America, and South America.

      • Just planning ahead to after the NWO kicks in, I guess…

  2. I will have to come back and read the entire story when I have more time, but holy bat sh*t, here we go.

  3. Somehow I feel like we are being used. What power will do for someone!!

  4. Why don’t we just call it the “Obamo” and get it done with…

  5. Hey, I see that Glen Beck picked up this story…but we had it up first!! LOL!

  6. If Obama is sill in office if this goes through, of course he will go along with it. he doesn’t want the US to be the superpower of the world any more. He just wants to be the king of the world. Forget us. Banana republic, here we come!

    I wonder what Hillary thinks of it?

    • Yes, this indeed very freaky. Obama is all about world peace and making himself the center of attention. He is extremely arrogant believes that he is God’s gift to man, or Allah’s which ever way you look at it. I knew from the very beginning that he thought very highly of himself and was not in the running for the American people but for his own political rise to power. It’s in the signs people. I am not a theologian, but am a student of the Bible. Everything I remember being taught from Scriptures and the end times is happening right now. Even though in times past there have been empires that have come to power and dominated the economic structures at that time. However, now we are looking at a true one united world currency, not just an empire. This is outlined in the Bible.

  7. Appears it doesn’t much matter what Hillary thinks. She’s been nicely isolated and contained over at state.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-07-13/obamas-other-wife-1/

  8. What was your reaction to the introduction of the Euro?

    • Was not very astute back then!

    • Personally I thought it was a stupid idea and would fail. And that was way before what I know now. Guess some things are just instinctively bad…

    • I believe today the move to the Euro is considered a success for the European Union. It help with stabilization amongst the bloc–not that there were not some transition pains.

      Just a reminder to everyone–the rest of the world does not exist for the benefit of the United States of America.

      • My one experience pre-Euro was when I was working for Gallup here and visited the London affiliate. One of the project directors was traveling to a few countries and had to worry about each currency…so I guess having one currency does simplify business…

        And you’re right…the rest of the world has its own interests!!

  9. […] world currency: InsightAnalytical reports that on July 10, G8 leaders saw a sample of the new world currency.  According to Bloomberg, Russian President Medvedev said that the test coin (pictured in his […]

  10. I think we better get back to taking back our country before we are no longer the greatest free country on eart but just another part of the world order and Obama goes around the friggen world hypnotising everyone into letting him be their world emporer!
    WAKE UP
    Take back our country fast before the bastard gives it away!

  11. Isn’t it strange that no one else is picking up this story? This is the headline of the year. I expected a couple of other blogs, esp. the PUMAsphere, to post on it. Maybe it’s too much to take in.

    Re the euro — at the moment, it seems like a good idea having a common currency in Europe (akin to the dollar being the common currency in the US). But businesses — esp. supermarkets — did use it in its infancy as an excuse to raise prices above inflation. This is part of the reason why French supermarkets still show equivalent prices in FF — a bit of a marketing tool — as shoppers claimed they were being fleeced.

  12. Wow! Just when my tinfoil antenna was up I come across your piece GRRL … but sadly its not my tinfoil but my gut that is spinning now.

    It has to be the 5: America (both S. and N.), Eurasia, Antartica, Africa, Australia

    Anybody know what the leaves are? I think I see oak and maple ..

    WTF? They are really shoving this globalization thing down our throats with a pretty gold coin to choke on. Just think that we will soon be a world of corporations vs. nations ala the Tour de France, no more countries being represented just names like Astana, Cervelo, Saxo Bank, etc.

    Some dreams are best not realized, they are called nightmares

    No wonder the MSM isn’t talking about this the right wing heads would be going crazy with ARmageddon talk.

  13. With this currency, a product sold for $1 in Asia and than resold for $10 in Europe and North America will be sold $4-5 in Asia with the world currency and will be on top of it the transportation of the product. Will this bring the low prices in the west and higher prices in the east where the market will go down but in the west will go higher. Asia will be more expensive and west more cheap,to balance.

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