Largest coin mosaic: SEB Bank sets world record (PICS & VIDEO)
Tallin, Estonia -- The Estonian arm of Swedish bank SEB roped in 412 employees to fashion 53,757 coins into a 20 square meter mosaic at its annual summer festival in Tallinn
- setting the new world record for the Largest coin mosaic,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The World's Largest Coin Mosaic. Photos: SEB Bank
The world's largest coin mosaic was created with 46,241 10-cent coins and the 7,516 5-cent coins, giving it a total value of EUR4999.90 and weight of 219 kg.
The Guinness world record for the most people tossing coins simultaneously was 12,013 in an event organized by Rev. Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Sing Ji Insan (India) in Sirsa, India.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest line of coins; it measured 64.88 km (40.32 miles) and was made by Youth Activities Team (USA) in Fort Scott, Kansas, USA.
The world's largest mosaic was the image of a bank card that also had a working QR code in it.
By using coins in two colours, the SEB employees managed to build a functioning QR code which could be read using a mobile phone.
"The courage to set a world record came from the longstanding tradition of the employees of SEB to annually undertake a collective project that seems impossible to implement.
"At the same time, our record achievement carried a much broader idea than simply testing the team spirit of our employees. By depicting a bank card with coins as one of the oldest means of payment still in use, we wished to illustrate the development of means of payment over time.
Over the past few years, the development of e-banking in Estonia has been very fast, and cash has been surpassed by electronic means of payment," Riho Unt, the Manager of SEB noted.