Western Union-Philippines breaks world record for largest coin mosaic
Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) - September 30, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is now the Guinness World Record holder of the world’s largest coin mosaic after money courier Western Union made its 252.78-square meter coin mosaic, beating America’s 156 square meters.

Jack Brockbank, Guinness World Record’s judge, said that the Western Union in the Philippines “is now officially amazing” after they smashed America’s record.

America made the world’s largest mosaic in April this year, Brockbank said. 

“It’s been a hard couple of days for these people of Western Union who have been attempting this Guinness World Records title for the largest coin mosaic,” Brockbank told reporters.

“I can now confirm that the Western Union has smashed the previous record which stood at 156 square meters with the new Guinness world record title of 252.78 square meters.

“I’d like to congratulate Western Union on behalf of Guinness World Records, they are officially amazing.”  

Western Union employees wearing the company’s 25th anniversary yellow polo shirt rejoiced when Brockbank officially announced that Western Union has finally beat America before 4  p.m, while almost half of the elements building was filled with coins in different denominations.

Suzanne Lopez, corporate communications director for Western Union Asia Pacific, said that they used their 25th anniversary logo in attempting to break the world record.

The logo was a big sun with the colors blue, red and yellow, representing the country’s flag.

She said the record was made possible through the help of 250 people from their selected branches in the country.

The employees started working on their 25th logo since Tuesday afternoon, working for more than 25 hours. She said that they used approximately 500,000 coins in different denominations.

Lopez said the attempt to break the world record is part of their 25th year celebration, but they did not only attempt to break the record but also provide multimedia libraries to 25 public schools in the country.

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