SINGAPORE — The second set of medallions marking the 150th anniversary of the Istana will be launched at the National Day Istana Open House on Sunday (28 July).
A collaboration between the President’s Office and the Singapore Mint, the second issue of the Istana Souvenir Series consists of four designs, showcasing the rich flora and fauna diversity within the Istana.
“Spanning more than 40 hectares, the Istana grounds has always been a sanctuary for birds, horticulture and various other forms of wildlife. As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Istana, this second Souvenir Series pays tribute to the important role of the Istana in maintaining and promoting our rich biodiversity,” said President Halimah Yacob.
The reverse side of the medallions features the official Istana logo with nutmeg inspired motifs, a tribute to Istana’s origins as a nutmeg plantation.
The medallions will be available in a four-in-one set at $438 (inclusive of GST). Only those featuring the Istana Vanda Miss Joaquim and Istana Swans can be bought individually at $110 each.
A NETS Flashpay card bearing a similar theme and design will also be available at $20.
Only 100 of the limited edition first-day sets and 300 pieces each for the two individually sold single medallions will be available at the open house. They will be accompanied with a serialised first day release certification.
The medallions will be available at Singapore Mint retail shops from Monday onwards.
Launched in February, the first issue of the series featured five medallion designs showcasing the architecture of the buildings within the Istana and significant highlights of the Istana.
One of the medallions, depicting the Istana Main Building, is the only one of its kind in Singapore to feature the Presidential Crest - on the reverse.
The public can enjoy National Day promotion prices for the first issue from Sunday till the end of next month.
Till 25 August, they can also get an exclusive 2019 National Day keychain collectible, while stocks last, when they spend $100 and above on either issues.
Part of the proceeds will be donated to the President’s Challenge. More information can be found on The Singapore Mint website.
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