12 April, Shanghai, China: Formula 1® CEO and Executive Chairman, Chase Carey, and Rosland Capital CEO, Marin Aleksov, unveiled a limited edition 1000th Grand Prix coin in the Formula 1 paddock at Shanghai International Circuit. The newest addition to the Official Formula 1 Coin Collection from Rosland Capital, marks the historic occasion of the 1000th Formula 1 Grand Prix in fine silver and gold.
Speaking about the importance of this momentous occasion, Marin Aleksov stated: “We are excited to celebrate the 1,000th Grand Prix, a significant milestone for everyone passionate about Formula 1. This is the pinnacle of motorsport with truly historic roots; as long-time admirers of the championship, we knew we had to produce something very special to commemorate this grand occasion and celebrate this achievement with the wider Formula 1 community and its famously enthusiastic fan base. This 1000th Grand Prix coin is a fitting tribute to the history, passion and prestige of the Formula 1 World Championship and everything it represents.”
The 1,000th Grand Prix coin features the names of historic locations that have hosted the FIA Formula One World Championship™ since its inception in 1950, as well as the magnificent Shanghai skyline and dynamic F1 logo. The obverse side of the coin features Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II together with the legal tender value of the coin. Each coin is accompanied by commemorative packaging including a certificate number, statement of metal fineness, weight, proof quality statement, and the signature of the Swiss assayer who certifies the work of PAMP SA, one of the world’s finest coin producers.
The 1,000th Grand Prix coins are 1kg in weight, 100mm in diameter, produced in 999.0 fine silver and 999.9 pure gold. Adding to their collectability and long-term investment potential, only 10 examples of the 1kg gold coin will be produced; with four examples already sold. Additionally, only 100 examples of the 1kg silver coin will be produced as well as 2,000 examples in 2.5oz silver. All 1kg coins include an acrylic display block, presentation case, certificate of authenticity, and handling gloves.
Celebrating the rich history and status of the world’s most exciting and glamorous sporting series, the Formula 1 Coin Collection coins come in a variety of high-end designs and collectible packaging, marking them out as timeless collectors’ items for any true Formula 1 fan. Officially licensed by Formula One World Championship Limited, each coin is minted by Swiss-based PAMP SA.