Limited Edition Sir Jackie Stewart Coin Auctioned Ahead of The Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2019
24 May, Monte-Carlo, Monaco: Leading precious metal asset firm, Rosland Capital, partnered with Sir Jackie Stewart to raise funds and awareness for the Race Against Dementia charity. The auction took place at the U*NITE Fashion Show, in the presence of esteemed delegates, including H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Greg Maffei and Chase Carey. The Sir Jackie Stewart 1kg gold coin was purchased by former Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine for a significant amount, with all proceeds donated to Race Against Dementia.
The limited edition 1kg gold coin was developed by Rosland Capital in collaboration with three-time World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart, to commemorate a lifetime of achievement in motorsport and the 50th anniversary of his first Formula One World Drivers’ Championship.
Speaking about the commemorative coin and his Race Against Dementia charity, Sir Jackie Stewart stated: “I’m honoured to be immortalised in gold and incredibly thankful for the donation from Rosland Capital, as we’ve been able to raise a significant amount for Race Against Dementia. Dementia terribly affects an enormous number of people from all walks of life, all around the world. I remain driven to find a cure or preventive treatment by funding breakthrough and innovative research.”
Marin Aleksov, CEO of Rosland Capital, spoke about the charity collaboration with Sir Jackie Stewart: “We’re passionate about supporting innovative charities and very excited to collaborate with Sir Jackie Stewart and Race Against Dementia to raise funds for a worthy cause. Sir Jackie Stewart is an icon of motorsport, with a lifetime of achievements; he has effectively used his profile away from the circuit to raise awareness for dementia research. There’s no better way to honour him than in gold, and no better place to auction this unique piece than in Monaco, the crown jewel of the Formula 1 World Championship. I would also like to thank Formula 1 for their support in this charity contribution; it’s fantastic when partners come together to support causes that are important to the Formula 1 community.”
The limited edition Sir Jackie Stewart 1kg gold coin donated by Rosland Capital is one of only two examples to be minted, featuring a historic portrait of Sir Jackie Stewart from Motorsport Images, his signature and the dynamic F1® logo. The obverse side of the coin bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s famous portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the legal tender value of $1,000. The coin is accompanied by commemorative packaging including a certificate of authenticity signed by Sir Jackie Stewart, 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.
About Formula 1®
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About Rosland Capital
Rosland Capital Group is a leading precious metal asset firm that sells all the popular forms of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and other precious metals. Founded in 2008, US-based Rosland Capital LLC strives to educate the public on the benefits of buying gold bullion, numismatic gold coins, silver, platinum, palladium and other precious metals.
Expanding its offering, Rosland Capital has partnered with Formula 1®, the PGA TOUR, the International Tennis Federation, and the British Museum to bring its customers exclusive, licensed coin collections. These beautiful limited-edition coin series celebrate some of the world’s most recognizable and prestigious events in beautiful gold and silver, in sizes ranging from ¼ ounce to 5 kilos. Find more information about the Formula 1® Coin Collection.
About Race Against Dementia
Race Against Dementia, founded by Formula One racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart, raises and allocates funds to research and development in the race to find a prevention or treatment for dementia.
In October 2018, the Race Against Dementia (RAD) Fellowship Programme was launched, with an initial investment of £2.5m. Run in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) and The Mayo Clinic in the US, the RAD Fellowship Programme will draw from the most promising early-career scientific talent around the world. The programme provides funding to enable postdoctoral researchers to pursue higher risk, innovative ideas that might not get funded by the mainstream. It will not only accelerate their personal research agendas to find a treatment or cure for dementia, but also aspires to catalyse a change in research culture, by instilling a ‘Formula 1 attitude’ in attention to detail and urgency, to accelerate the pace of solutions development.
For more information visit www.raceagainstdementia.com