As the entire world gears up to watch the highly anticipated summit in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12, Singapore Mint has unveiled gold, silver and base-metal medallions to commemorate the event.
“The medallions would not only commemorate the momentous step to world peace, but also mark Singapore's role as a neutral host, and an economic and security gateway between the East and the West,” announced Singapore Mint today.
“The upcoming historic summit will leave an important footprint in the history of Singapore, recognized by the world as a platform where the significant step to world peace takes place,” it added.
In the front portion of the medallion, there is a handshake between the two leaders and the national flags of both the countries. The summit date and the text ‘Summit in Singapore’ is also minted on the medallion.
US flag is depicted on the right while North Korean flag is placed on the left.
The back of the medallion features a peace dove "which embodies the significance of the summit to bring about world peace", said the Singapore Mint.
In addition to this, the national flowers of US and North Korea - the rose and magnolia sieboldii - are also featured on the back.
The gold medallion has been priced at SGD1,380. bout 1,000 pieces are available worldwide with fewer than 200 pieces allocated to Singapore. The silver medallion comes at a price tag of SGD118. A total of 10,000 pieces worldwide have been minted, with fewer than 2,000 pieces allocated to Singapore.
However, the nickel-plated medallion will sell at SGD36. The number of pieces to be minted will depend on the demand, Singapore Mint said.
All three commemorative medallions are available for pre-order from today onwards at Singapore Mint's retail outlets and website.