The Art of Making Money

'We're Only In It For The Money' is the relief text on the coin produced by Martijn Sandberg well before the date that the Euro entered circulation.
The coin is available in an edition as multiples. With the introduction of this multiple into the monetary system art and the marketplace have become equivalent within a single, closed circuit.
A transaction takes place when the coin is bought or sold. One currency is exchanged for another at the going rate, which rises or falls depending on both the exchange rate and the level of interest in the art market.
Is the coin a work of art that behaves like money, or money that behaves like art? The question is a circular one which will repeat itself endlessly, and it is up to the investor to answer it.

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Title: 'We're Only In It For The Money'
Artist: Martijn Sandberg
Material: coin, cupro-nickel, circulation quality
Size: diameter 30mm, thickness 1.75mm
Year: 2000
Publisher: Martijn Sandberg
Production: Royal Dutch Mint, Utrecht/ NL

'We're Only In It For The Money', 2000, Martijn Sandberg, coin edition. (photo: Tom Haartsen)

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