Samlerhuset, the first European group of coin houses, will start manufacturing coins and other collectables with Fairmined certified gold plating, thanks to the commercial agreement they reached with the British authorized supplier D&M Jewellery Finisher. The announcement was made public at the World Money Fair in Berlin, on January 30.
This will open a new path for Fairmined certified gold, after 5 years of development towards establishing a supply chain for Fairmined gold plating.
“It is important that we, as one of the main international players, help establish this place in the market. Today’s collectors appreciate that the gold is guaranteed to come from mines with good working conditions, ” says Ole Bjørn Fausa, founder and chairman of the Samlerhuset board.
Greg Prosser, vice president of Samlerhuset, was moved by the situation: “This is a big step for Fairmined, the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), the environment, small gold miners, their families and the community in which they live.”
Present in 15 countries, the Samlerhuset group mainly offers traditional collectables such as medals, stamps, bills and coins, including coins from national banks and around the world.
Since 2015, Samlerhuset has been a major ally of the Alliance for Responsible Mining and has contributed to Fairmined’s position in the international arena. Since 2005 the group has played a part in assuring that the Nobel Peace Prize be manufactured with gold certified by Royal Norwegian Mint. In collaboration with the Paris Mint, emblematic collections of coins made with Fairmined gold have also been launched, such as the one commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.