Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Special coins minted for 2010 World Cup

By Odette Ismail

According to the Cape Times, a new set of coins were minted by the South African Mint which is aimed at the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The first of the coins named “Africa calling,” was handed over to Fifa and the South African Local Organising Committee in Berlin at the weekend. The new gold and silver coins feature the official logo for the 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, President Thabo Mbeki and Fifa president Sepp Blatter accepted the special coins. Ceo of the South African organising Committee, Danny Jordaan also received a coin set. These coins are the first in four years in worldwide coin programme that will lead up to 2010 Soccer World Cup hosted in South Africa. On Sunday, July 23 the official “2010 Soccer Coin Series will be launched at the open day at the Mint. Free soccer tokens will be available in the Mint’s Shop, called Coin World.

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