Gold & Silver Obama Coins on Sale, WEW Responds to Controversy

Obama CoinsI wrote previously about the Barrack Obama Coins that were being privately minted by a UK firm Winston Elizabeth & Windsor. News about the coins had caused an unexpected stir on the internet from many who took offense at the fact that the coins included the inscription “President of the United States.” But despite the controversy, at least a few coin collectors were intrigued about the new coin and wanted to know whether they could be purchased.

The firm behind the coins has been responding to the controversy and has put the coins up for sale on its website.

Information on the coins can be found at the WEW website. There is also a separate website at  Gold plated versions of the coin are being produced with an unlimited run. A solid gold version and sterling silver version are also being produced with runs limited to 50 and 500 coins, respectively.

The following is the statement that has been circulated with WEW’s response to the controversy:

The Barack Obama Presidential coin is no longer a coin or an illusion, it is a piece of art; described by those that have seen it, as Slick, Sexy, Elegant and Daring!

These are not our words but the comments of world renowned movie stars and politicians ranging from Madonna and Barbra Streisand, Tony Blair, Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Barbra Berlusconi, the daughter of the Italian Prime Minister.

Most recently the Barack Obama coin was unveiled in Italy were it received an overwhelming reception; considered by most, as an iconic symbol for peace and change. This idea of peace and change gathered further momentum, as one was personally requested by a member of the Vatican who stated ‘the race is now in the hands of god’.

On a more sombre note, we have recently received a lot of negative comments and ignorant feedback with regards to why the Barack Obama coin has been created in Birmingham, England. The reason is simple; the English silversmiths are the best coin makers in the world with over 300 year’s experience. Creating coins for the Royal family and other Monarchs; we believe the President of the United States deserves to be treated with the same respect and dignity. Further more; we would also like to add that with each coin sold an America charity will benefit directly with 20% of the proceeds being donated.

To conclude, we believe the Barack Obama coin represents peace, diplomacy and prosperity for the future, which is what this world is crying out for?


#1 Ebun on 11.14.08 at 2:35 pm

I think this is really great. Keep up the good work. I do believe that this is a great change in American history. I will definitely love to own a piece of the gold coin. Thanks for producing them.

#2 jacqueline tomlin on 11.18.08 at 11:23 am

The coin is a piece of art. I am purchasing 5 for my 84 year old mother who wants to give them to her grandchildren and daughters as keepsakes. Disregard the negative comments. This is a great time in American History and your coin will forever commemorate the occassion.

#3 BJ Harrison on 11.30.08 at 1:47 pm

Thanks for having something positive to say about the Barack Obama coin collectibles unlike the United States Mint. Upon going to their website to see if a coin had been endorsed or created for this momentous occasion, I saw a large notice on the main page saying that the colorized coins that are being sold in the U.S. are not backed, endorsed or supported by the U.S. Mint. Is Barack Obama not an intricate part of American history along with the other 43 presidents that are being depicted on the Mint’s website. Well, if someone doesn’t create a coin that can be passed down for historical purposes, many collectors who are interested in preserving this awesome moment in history will not have the opportunity to do so. Thanks for making this fine coin. Many are interested in passing this little piece of history down to our children, not necessarily cashing it in for future monetary gain. Keep up the good work!

#4 george nduthu on 10.26.09 at 6:54 am

I think this is really nice to have such a thing and Obama should support it.
Can any body give me one as apresent.Cheeeeeeeeeeersssssss

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