World’s first Rum Coin to launch in London this October at the RumFest
This October marks the launch of the world’s first Rum Coin, which is enclosed with the oldest rum in the world – Harewood Rum 1780. Lux Coin company and Mint of Poland have collaborated on this special coin, with the first reveal at RumFest, the world’s premier rum festival in London.
With only 300 coins produced, each Rum Coin has a face value of 100 Barbadian dollars and will be made from 2oz of 99.99 pure gold. The reverse side features a glass inset containing Harewood Rum 1780 encircled by Caribbean and nautical motifs. Coming from Barbados, Harewood Rum 1780 was recognized as the oldest rum in the world by Guinness World Records. Forgotten for more than 200 years, it was found in the cellars of Harewood Palace in England in 2011.
The Rum Coin has created thanks to the cooperation of Lux Coin company and the Mint of Poland. The first company was founded by experts from Wealth Solutions, who specialize in the delivery of unique bottles of rare spirits, works of art and watches for the demanding collectors. The Lux Coin team is also the originator behind the idea of creating the Rum Coin, and it brought the oldest rum in the world for this project. It has invited to the cooperation the Mint of Poland — widely acclaimed as one of the most technologically advanced mints in the world and also a sole manufacturer of circulation coins in Poland.
The Rum Coin will be presented on October 20 during RumFest in London, the world’s premier rum festival, where over 400 rum brands, mixologists and more will be exhibiting their love of rum. Talking about the launch of Rum Coin Ian Burrell, founder of RumFest, says “The word “Rumbullion” is said to be one of the first terms used to describe the sugarcane spirit from Barbados in the 17th century. It makes ME think of “Rum & Gold”. Therefore, it is great that we now have a gold coin that houses a drop of the world’s oldest rum… A “Golden Rum” for the collector of history”.
“Harewood Rum 1780 is a true time capsule which takes us to the long-forgotten world. This is a really unique spirit that we want to pass on to the next generations. We decided to frame this Caribbean treasure in gold. This is how the Rum Coin was created.” said Łukasz Baranowski, President of Lux Coin.
The Rum Coin is available for sale on lux-coins.com. It is the second out of 3 gold coins from the Spirit Coins series created by the Lux Coin company. This series includes the Whisky Coin, Rum Coin, and Cognac Coin. Each of them has a different antique spirit encapsulated inside.