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Worlds Biggest Coin Mosaic Made by Western Union

Western Union brings 25 public schools to the digital age with the world’s biggest coin mosaic

To celebrate its milestone 25th year of service in the Philippines, Western Union is donating multimedia learning tools and equipment to 25 elementary public schools across the Philippines through the funds they used to make the world’s largest coin mosaic.

The image was formed by Php 5- and 10-centavo copper coins, the bronze colored 25-centavo coin, the silver finish of P1, the gold finish of P5, and the dual tone silver and gold face of the P10 coin.

On September 30, Western Union successfully created the World’s largest coin mosaic as validated by GUINESS WORLD RECORDS™.  The attempt utilized more than 3.5M Philippine Peso coins of various denominations, covering an expansive more than 200 square meter.

“Forming the coin mosaic is our way of giving back to the Filipino people – the people who have helped us become what we are today. The value of the coins used in the mosaic will be used to help fund the development of elementary public school students through multimedia tools and resources,” said Patricia Riingen, Western Union, Vice President for Southeast Asia and Oceania Region.

The total value of the coins used in mounting the coin mosaic, an estimated P3.5 million, will be part of Western Union’s Technology Aiding the Nation’s Youth to Accelerate Growth program or TANYAG. The company tapped the Knowledge Channel Foundation in providing both the hardware and content of the multimedia libraries with each of the 25 public schools receiving a multimedia package, consisting of a 32” LED television with a set of speakers, and a laptop preloaded with Knowledge Channel’s educational videos. The recipients of the multimedia libraries will be 25 public schools, with five in Metro Manila, ten in Luzon, six in the Visayas, and four in Mindanao.

Confirmed by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ judge Jack Brockbank, Western Union’s record-breaking coin mosaic is indeed the world’s largest ever made in terms of surface area. Western Union’s coin mosaic forms the image of the company’s 25th anniversary logo with the image of a rising sun to represent hope and a brighter future while the abstract of a dove symbolizes the company’s ambition for the young children who will benefit from this project. The tagline “25 Years of Moving the Filipino for Better” Both logo and tagline celebrates and reaffirms the company’s commitment towards bringing a better life for the Filipino through financial progress.

Other highlights of the 25th anniversary celebration includes the printing of special anniversary stamps by The Philippine Postal Service (Philpost), specially designed and freshly minted commemorative medals by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Heroes for better campaign, a program launched to recognize and celebrate Filipino heroes from around the world who have dedicated their lives to serving their Fellow Filipinos without anything in return.

Western Union started operations in the Philippines in 1990 and has expanded to more than 8000 locations nationwide. Across the globe, Western Union has over 500,000 agent locations in over 200 countries and territories.

About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of June 30, 2015, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks, and included the capability to send money to millions of bank accounts. In 2014, The Western Union Company completed 255 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $85 billion of principal between consumers, and 484 million business payments. For more information, visit

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