Why buy a commemorative that is not made of the usual precious metal? In metallurgical terms, this artifact has no value. However, as attested by heads of state, royalty, and prominent institutions throughout the world, this commemorative is considered PRICELESS for what it represents.
This token coin, representing both signatories of the USA/USSR treaty of 1988, was struck directly from an actual nuclear missile, which for obvious reasons will never take flight. IT REPRESENTS THE PUREST FORM OF EVIL CREATED BY MANKIND, BEING CONQUERED BY THE WILL OF MANKIND.
I was in awe when I first held this artifact, and the immediate thought that came to mind was the ages old phrase "From Swords to Plowshares". This truly was the act of converting the most infamous weapon created by mankind into a token symbol of Peace and Friendship.
It is in the nature of mankind to continually justify the creation of the ultimate deterrence, and war will always be a necessary evil. It is a fantasy to believe it could all be eliminated, as it is not in mankind's nature to do so. Today weapons of mass destruction exist throughout the world in quantities sufficient to destroy all life and even earth itself many times over. The expense, manpower and technology wasted on weapons escalation is insanity considering the dire needs around the world for basic human survival.
Each year I recognize individuals and/or institutions that have distinguished themselves in their efforts and deeds towards the betterment of all mankind.
Their aspirations for world peace transcend the natural boundaries of race, nationality, gender, religion, and ideology. To those individuals and myself, this artifact is a part of history and will be a guiding light in the future.
It is our hope that you also believe in the need to change mankind's thinking on weapons of mass destruction. Please display your coin in a prominent place as world leaders and museums have done and make it a frequent topic of discussion with family and friends.
This project has inspired me to make the time, effort, and expense to travel the world to meet with world leaders and educators and bring awareness to the insanity of escalation of any type of weapons of mass destruction. I carry in my wallet a card given to me by my wife Nancy, which simply states, "ONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE" . I truly believe this and hope that you too will stand up and be noticed as one who advocates the DE-ESCALATION of all forms of NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, and CHEMICAL weapons. YOU can make a difference and would have a noteworthy legacy to pass on to your future generations.
ACTIVITIES WE SUPPORT
Proceeds from sale of these commemoratives help support such activities as student exchange programs - purchase of medicine, medical supplies, and equipment for children's hospitals - food and clothing for orphanages - education programs against weapons of mass destruction - research in technologies for destruction of chemical and biological agents - paralyzed veterans programs - cancer research. FUTURE programs include large scale food production projects to feed the hungry. WE DO NOT ASK FOR NOR DO WE ACCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS. WE ARE OFFERING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY, TO BECOME A PART OF HISTORY. Your desire to own a historical piece of history automatically makes you a investor in the future. This is a comforting legacy to pass on to your future generations as your ownership assures you of a place in history along side such eminent figures as royalty, heads of state, academics and industrialists whom have already been recognized as honorees. (see recipient list)
Thank you for your support and encouragement for a better future.
Richard M. Sales