The coin that can LEVITATE and glow in the dark… and it’s legal tender! Currency generates magnetic field due to in-built ENGINE

The world’s first glow-in-the-dark levitating coin made from seven ounces of silver has been created by the Mint of Poland for use in Cameroon. 

Named the UFO MP-1766, the coin – which will qualify as legal tender – has a hidden motor which generates a magnetic field with the specially designed base which then enables it to float.

According to Lukasz Karda, Director of the Technical and Production Planning Department at the Mint of Poland, the glow is the result of fluorescent paint hardened with UV light.

Created on order from the Bank of Cameroon, the incredible coin is set to be worth 1,766 Cameroonian francs (around £2.30).

But according to the Mint ‘its real value is significantly higher than its nominal one.’ 

Named the UFO MP-1766, the coin - which will qualify as legal tender - has a hidden motor which generates a magnetic field with the specially designed base which then enables it to float

Named the UFO MP-1766, the coin – which will qualify as legal tender – has a hidden motor which generates a magnetic field with the specially designed base which then enables it to float

Created on order from the Bank of Cameroon, the incredible coin is set to be worth 1,766 Cameroonian francs (around £2.30).

Created on order from the Bank of Cameroon, the incredible coin is set to be worth 1,766 Cameroonian francs (around £2.30).

Karda said: ‘We cannot simply create a coin that goes into official circulation, because only central banks have the right to issue money.

‘Therefore, there is a business model of getting in touch with somewhat exotic foreign banks, in this case the Bank of Cameroon.’

Karda went on: ‘Our coin is the result of the hard work of a wide group of experts from the Mint of Poland who are able to implement the most ambitious concepts.

‘We set the UFO in motion thanks to the engine hidden inside it. 

‘The electromagnetic field generated between the special stand and the mentioned engine creates a kind of tunnel in which our spaceship floats in the air.’

According to Lukasz Karda, Director of the Technical and Production Planning Department at the Mint of Poland, the glow is the result of fluorescent paint hardened with UV light

According to Lukasz Karda, Director of the Technical and Production Planning Department at the Mint of Poland, the glow is the result of fluorescent paint hardened with UV light

Karda said: 'We cannot simply create a coin that goes into official circulation, because only central banks have the right to issue money. Therefore, there is a business model of getting in touch with somewhat exotic foreign banks, in this case the Bank of Cameroon'

Karda said: ‘We cannot simply create a coin that goes into official circulation, because only central banks have the right to issue money. Therefore, there is a business model of getting in touch with somewhat exotic foreign banks, in this case the Bank of Cameroon’

Karda continued: ‘The pioneering project of the Mint of Poland took its creators to a completely different level of minting art, both in terms of the use of modern technology and artistic vision.

‘In addition to implementing an original solution, the form and design are also noteworthy.

‘In order to better emphasise the aesthetic values, digital printing and selective copper plating were used in the production process.

‘At first it sounded like a good joke, but with each passing day it became clear that we were up to the task. 

‘We found the right technology and it worked.’