A limited edition of ‘Cristo Tran$forma’ was also released, a work made with banknotes that would otherwise be discarded
A Mint of Brazil launched a commemorative medal in honor of the monument of Christ the Redeemer, who this Tuesday, the 12th, turns 90 years old. Medals will be available in gold, silver, bronze and cupronickel. Whoever opts for the silver medal will receive the commemorative item in a package made from discarded money bills. This case is one of the products of the Tran$forma project, which, as announced by the Mint, is a pioneering initiative “for the problem of discarding banknotes in the world, transforming paper money into furniture, decorative items and pieces with various uses”. The ceremony for breaking the pair of imprints of the new medal took place at the Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro this tuesday with the archbishop Dom Orani João Tempesta and the president of the Mint of Brazil, Hugo Cavalcante Nogueira.
The release of the “Christ Tran $ form”, another a product produced with money cells that would be discarded. The idea is to transform waste into new raw materials to extend its life cycle. The work, exclusive and licensed by the Archdiocesan Sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer, will even have a QR Code to track the origin and registration of those who purchase the piece. The buyer will be able to choose with which grade he wants the base of the work to be made, with banknotes of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 reais being available. “Cristo Tran$forma” is a limited edition of 800 units and 700 pieces will go on pre-sale next Friday, 15th.