Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Singapore launches 'World Peace' medallion

PHOTO: Singapore launches 'World Peace' medallion to mark Trump-Kim summit
Singapore on Tuesday unveiled a commemorative medallion ahead of next week’s summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders in the wealthy city-state, carrying the inscription ‘World Peace’ in large letters on one side.
A design for one of three medallions unveiled by Singapore Mint commemorating U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's meeting in Singapore is shown in this handout image supplied by the Singapore Mint on June 5, 2018. The Singapore Mint/Handout via REUTERS
The 1/2 ounce 999.9 fine gold medallion will cost $1380.
PHOTO: Reuters
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SINGAPORE - Singapore on Tuesday unveiled a commemorative medallion ahead of next week's summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders in the wealthy city-state, carrying the inscription 'World Peace' in large letters on one side.

The words on the medallion, featured on the online shop of the Singapore Mint, are accompanied by the dove and olive branch motif, a biblical symbol of peace, as well as a rose and a magnolia, the national flowers of the two countries.

The other side of the souvenir, which costs more than $1,000 (751.26 pounds) for the version in gold, depicts two hands clasped in handshake in front of both nations' flags and the June 12 event date.



The other side of the souvenir, which costs more than $1,000 (751.26 pounds) for the version in gold, depicts two hands clasped in handshake in front of both nations' flags and the June 12 event date.
PHOTO: The other side of the souvenir, which costs more than $1,000 (751.26 pounds) for the version in gold, depicts two hands clasped in handshake in front of both nations' flags and the June 12 event date.
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The meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will be the first ever between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. After a war of words that lasted months, it aims to start a discussion on ending the North's nuclear weapons programme in return for diplomatic and economic incentives.

A small Southeast Asian nation with good ties to countries both East and West, Singapore tends towards neutrality, projecting itself as the region's answer to Switzerland.

In 2015, Singapore hosted a historic meeting of the leaders of Taiwan and China, the first since victory in a civil war for the Communists in 1949 confined their Nationalist foes to the island.

The exact venue of the Trump-Kim summit has yet to be confirmed, although Singapore has declared a special event zone including its foreign ministry, the U.S. embassy, and several large hotels, such as the Shangri-La.



The national flags on only the 1 ounce 999 fine silver medallion will be in colour application.
PHOTO: The national flags on only the 1 ounce 999 fine silver medallion will be in colour application. It will be priced at $118. Each medallion features an affirmative handshake between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who are set to meet in the Republic on June 12.
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The inscription ‘World Peace’ in large letters on the other side.
PHOTO: The inscription ‘World Peace’ in large letters on the other side.
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Singapore retailers are also banking on the summit, with pubs offering themed drinks to lure some of the thousands of journalists and delegates expected to visit.



The base-metal version with nickel-plated zinc will be $36.
PHOTO: Gold, silver and nickel-plated commemorative medallions minted by The Singapore Mint, for the summit between US’ President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un slated for June 12. (The Singapore Mint).
The gold medallion has 1,000 pieces worldwide with fewer than 200 pieces allocated to Singapore.
The silver medallion which features the flags in color has 10,000 pieces worldwide distribution, with fewer than 2,000 pieces allocated to Singapore.
The number of pieces for nickel-plated medallion to be minted will depend on the demand, Singapore Mint said.
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By Reuters, Asiaone, 05 June 2018



Reference
[1] Reuters, Asiaone, Singapore launches 'World Peace' medallion to mark Trump-Kim summit, posted on 05 June 2018, http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/singapore-launches-world-peace-medallion-mark-trump-kim-summit