Information message of the Press-Service of Goznak08.07.2013
Goznak received an order for the production of medals for the 27th International Universiade in Kazan in the middle of 2012. It was necessary to produce the medals according to an original design provided by the Organizational Committee of the Universiade.
Even the masters of the coin and order production of Goznak did not find it easy to develop unique technologies necessary for the medal creation.
The medal construction invented by the award design authors is unique. Every medal (its diameter is 90 mm) consists of two parts – the outer ring and the intersection of parallels and meridians in the shape of a ball compressed within and without rotating on the pins within the outer circle. Two onlays in the shape of round disks with the logo and the name of the Universiade are attached to this symbolic image of the globe with the help of micro welding.
The outer ring and the onlay to its inner part with the method of cold stamping were minted by the masters of the coin and order production. The inner part of the medal – the circle symbolizing the globe – was made by the jewelers of the Saint-Petersburg Mint. Afterwards each medal was manually assembled and polished at the jewelry production site of the Mint.
351 sets of gold, silver and bronze medals for the winners of the 27th International Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan was made at the Saint-Petersburg Mint in strict compliance to the requirements imposed to the award products.
The combination of stamping and casting required a lot of time and the participation of the highest-skilled craftsmen. After the development of the necessary technologies the award production was started as early as in December 2012. The result of more than five months of strenuous work is hand-made sport awards of highest quality. In fact, the masters created a unique artistic medal, a transformer the parts of which are connected with pins.
The technologies developed and mastered by the specialists of Goznak during the process of the Kazan Universiade medal manufacture are a real step in the development of the coin and order production.