- All the proceeds of the coincards go to the Foodbank Amsterdam!
- In honour of the 50th anniversary of the Smiley Company
- In collaboration with the Smiley Movement
- Packed in a coincard with the original smiley
- Part of the Dutch Coincard Catalog
- Free delivery
The Smiley Company, creators of the original 'smiley', celebrates its 50th anniversary! In honour of this, the Royal Dutch Mint is issuing a special medal in coincard in collaboration with the Smiley Movement and the Foodbank Amsterdam. The entire proceeds of the Foodbank Amsterdam coincards will go to the Foodbank Amsterdam, so that they can distribute food boxes at Christmas. Get a smiley, give a smile!
More than a million people in the Netherlands live below the poverty threshold. They often do not have enough money to put food on the table. The Foodbank Amsterdam therefore provides approximately 1900 families with food boxes every week. Every Foodbank Amsterdam medal sold equals a food box: 100% of the proceeds will thus be donated to the Foodbank Amsterdam. The recipients can not only prepare a tasty meal during Christmas, but also in the days around Christmas! This way, those who do not have much money to spend can still enjoy the holidays.
Born in 1972, to spread feel-good news, the Smiley would go on to become one of the most important icons in graphic design, bringing people together through a creative message that spreads positivity and putting social and emotional learning at the top of the agenda. Smiley’s simple message of ‘Take The Time To Smile’ from 1972 is still relevant as ever, 50 years on.
In 2017, philanthropist and social entrepreneur Nicolas Loufrani – Smiley’s CEO – identified a gap in the market between the people looking for opportunities to give back and the millions of charitable causes in need of support and created Smiley Movement.
Smiley Movement is the nonprofit community interest company sponsored by the original SmileyⓇ brand. Their vision is to inspire positive change in society by creating a happier, more equal and sustainable world, where everyone works hand-in-hand to address urgent societal and environmental problems.
On the obverse of the medal you see the 50th anniversary logo of The Smiley Company with their slogan: Take The Time To Smile! On the reverse is a hand holding the logo of the Foodbank Amsterdam. Against a background of smileys, the hand reaches for another hand. This symbolises the food box that is donated, giving the recipient a smile. The medal is packed in a coincard with the original SmileyⓇ on it. Buy the medal now and get a smiley, give a smile!