The Mints of Goznak have produced licensed medals for FIFA World Cup 23.03.2018

Official sales of licensed products dedicated to the coming 2018 FIFA World Cup produced at the Moscow and Saint Petersburg Mints of Goznak, have started.
According to Sales Director of Goznak Andrey Stupaev, in September 2017, Goznak signed an agreement with the German company MDM (Münzhandelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG Deutsche Münze) having an official license of FIFA. According to the agreement conditions, Goznak is a manufacturer and distributor of tokens and medals dedicated to holding 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Goznak has prepared and received the approval of FIFA of nickel-silver and silver medals dedicated to the World Cup and has started selling the licensed commemorative medals.  
At the moment, the Mints have produced a few kinds of licensed commemorative medals, including those with the images of the 11 cities of Russia where the playoffs of the World Cup will take place, medals dedicated to the 32 countries participating in the 2018 FIFA World CupTM, the official mascot Zabivaka Wolf (a few variants) and certainly medals dedicated to the official symbols of FIFA.  
Besides, for collectors and amateurs, Goznak has produced a Collectors Album with sockets for all the nickel-silver commemorative medals to be issued for the occasion of the World Cup.  
Nickel-silver commemorative medals struck at the Moscow Mint are sold is separate bright packing. It is possible to buy all the whole medal series or every separate medal. The printed packing enables one to keep and collect medals in blisters.  
The football commemorative medals can also be kept in the Collectors Album; it is possible to take the medals out of the printed packing and place them into the corresponding sockets of the album. Thus, it is possible to fill the album fully and receive the complete collection of commemorative medals of base metals produced for the occasion of FIFA World Cup in Russia.  
The first edition of the album has attracted great interest already, and we have received requests for it because it has been produced in a limited quantity 5 thousand pieces only. The splendid design, convenience and aesthetics of storing the football commemorative medals make the Collectors Album a worthy acquisition not only for collectors, but also as an excellent present reminding of a bright global-scale sports event in Russia.  
All the products manufactured for the World Cup of 2018 are protected with the license hologram. The hologram is on the medal packing, the album and the authenticity certificate accompanying every silver medal dedicated to the World Cup in Russia.  
Head of the Marketing and Sales Department of the Saint Petersburg Mint of Goznak Mikhail Goncharenko described the silver medals dedicated to the World Cup of 2018:
The manufacturers trademark containing the trademark of the Saint Petersburg Mint, Special symbol of certification state mark of assay, the name and the alloy of precious metal (Ag is silver) as well as information about the products minimal weight, is applied to the reverse of every silver medal during the production.
The medal in a capsule and the authenticity certificate with a hologram glued to it, are packed into a plastic bag.  
Sales of all licensed products dedicated to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia are carried out via the trade shops of the Mints of Goznak, Russmint Goznaks official online shop as well as companies selling souvenir products.  

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