Largest coin mosaic: Philippines breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
MANILA, Philippines -- Western Union, a leading international money transfer company, organized the feat at the Centris mall in Quezon City; the mosaic, which measures 252.78 square meters, was formed with P10, P5, P1, 25-centavo and 10-centavo coins and sets the new world record for the Largest coin mosaic,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: The Philippines is now the World Record holder of the world's largest coin mosaic after money courier Western Union made its 252.78-square meter coin mosaic, beating America's 156 square meters.
The Guinness World Records' record for the e largest coin mosaic measures 252.78 m² (2,720.89 ft²) and was achieved by Western Union (Philippines), in Manila, Philippines, on 30 September 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest coin pyramid; it consists of 1,000,935 coins and was built by Vytautas Jakštas and Domas Jokubauskis (both Lithuania) at the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania in Vilnius, Lithuania, and completed on 29 November 2014. The Philippines is now the World Record holder of the world's largest coin mosaic after money courier Western Union made its 252.78-square meter coin mosaic, beating America's 156 square meters.
The mosaic, which forms the company's 25th anniversary logo, was formed with P10, P5, P1, 25-centavo and 10-centavo coins.
Patricia Riingen, Western Union Vice President for Southeast Asia and Oceania Region, said they are happy to have achieved a world record. "We are happy to have achieved this record of building a mosaic and beating the world record to achieve the World Record for the largest coin mosaic," Riingen said.
She said the value of the coin mosaic, which was not disclosed, would fund the development of elementary public school students through multimedia tools and resources.
She said the total value of the coin mosaic is part of the P3.5 million that the Western Union would be using for its Technology Aiding the Nation's Youth to Accelerate Growth program (Tanyag).