The South African Gold Coin Exchange / Scoin Shop Chairman celebrated Mandela Day in New York this week, with the launch of two historic and limited edition, Mandela medallions which were presented to Ban Ki Moon at the United Nations.
Philanthropist Alan Demby's two gold coin organisations, the Scoin Shop and the South African Gold Coin Exchange, the country's only gold coin retail chain, are now the largest philanthropic and commercial contributors to the Mandela Foundation and Nobel Institute through the worldwide sales of Nobel Laureate Programme medallions bearing the images of the world's celebrated peacemakers.
Demby, who also presented civil rights activist Jesse Jackson with a Mandela medallion, attended and participated in the Footsteps of Mandela Concert an original musical production celebrating world peace, freedom and human dignity, where the South African Consul General to New York and the South African Ambassador to the United Nations attended. Demby is currently planning a worldwide tour of Sandton's Peacemakers Museum which pays tribute to the Nobel Peace Prize Winning Laureates including Mandela, De Klerk, Mother Theresa and Aung San Suu Kyi, among many others.
In 2014, the Scoin Shop is on track to opening it's 40th store in South Africa, is set to employ more than 500 people and has increased its annual turnover 30 per cent in the past year. Customers from 80 countries around the world now account for more than 10 per cent of the company's revenues.
The Double Medallion launch is priced for a wide range of collectors to include:
"The Mandela Day 1⁄4 oz medallion" comprises of a 1⁄4 oz gold and features the renowned new profile of Mandela on the obverse. The reverse features the world’s continents, signifying the far reaching influence of Mandela and International Mandela day itself, with over 1000 events planned around the world, for this year’s commemoration.