Cashing in on the 2018 US-North Korea summit

By Muneerah Bee

To memorialise the historic US-North Korea Summit this year, The Singapore Mint, which has been documenting history through minted coins and medallions, unveiled three commemorative gold, silver and base-metal medallions.

The minting facility said the medallions commemorate the momentous event, and mark Singapore’s role as a neutral host and an economic and security gateway between the East and the West.

The obverse design of the medallion features an affirmative handshake between the two leaders, minted with high-relief minting technique, and the national flags of both countries. The North Korean national flag is depicted on the left, while the American national flag is on the right, representing both countries’ position on the political spectrum.

The reverse design of the medallion features a peace dove which embodies the significance of the summit to bring about world peace. The national flowers of the US and North Korea, Rose and Magnolia sieboldii, are respectively featured on the medallion, interlaced with each other and in vibrant colours.

The medallions are available strictly for pre-order in Singapore at The Singapore Mint’s retail outlets and e-store For international sales and enquiries, The Singapore Mint has appointed Poongsan Hwadong Co Ltd, as the exclusive international distributor.

The Singapore Mint said that the closing date to order the gold and silver medallions is 12 June 2018. The nickel-plated zinc medallion will continue to be available.

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