In 2009, in a moment of great unrest and despair, following the suggestion of a friend, I decided to set up “Clandestine Mint”. Mattia Munari immediately helped me with the project, he even lent his underground gallery in Milan, in the heart of the fashion triangle. It was so clandestine, that, in the end, everyone came to know about it. Once a character with a very suspicious look came to visit the Mint: Giorgio Marconi. After having examined everything in great detail, he left with three banknotes rolled.