Laura Cretara, the world’s first female coin engraver, has presented the official Expo 2015 coin to Pope Francis.
Cretara, co-author of the coin together with Belgian Luc Luycz, in 24 different models and produced at the Picchiani & Barlacchi facilities, visited the Vatican during the general assembly for the coin’s donation, accompanied by the project’s general coordinator, Sandro Sassoli.
The medal also carries a quote by the Pope, pronounced in the video message for the event “Le idee di Expo 2015” (Expo 2015 ideas):
The Earth is not something inherited from our parents, but something lent to us by our children.
The institutional gift to the First Lady Michelle Obama, scheduled to visit the Expo on 18th June, is ready. It is the same as that presented to the Pope and to other renowned personalities. This is the special, official Guinness World Record “large-sized” coin, featuring a diameter of 150 mm and weight of 936 grams. […]
Fonte: . EXPO 2015 in title block with overlapping numbers and letters, the characteristic logo at the centre, a half-globe, and the leaves of five trees representing the different continents: Maple (America), Pothos (Asia), Agrimony (Africa), Eucalyptus (Oceania), Oak (Europe), portraying the tree of life that spreads its roots throughout the world, with the leaves […]