APEC 2020: BNM issues commemorative coins

BANK Negara Malaysia (BNM) has issued commemorative coins in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Meetings 2020 (APEC 2020), hosted by Malaysia.

Front side of the coins

“The first coin — called the Coloured Silver Commemorative Coin (proof)— is made using fine silver with 99.9 purity and weighs 31.1 grammes.

“It has a face value of RM10 and will be sold at RM253 a piece, while the mintage quantity is 1,000 pieces.

“The other coin — Nordic Gold Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) Commemorative Coin — is in matte finish and made primarily out of copper and weighs 8.5 grammes.

“It has a face value of RM1 and will be sold at RM13.20 a piece. The mintage quantity is 15,000 pieces, it said, in a statement.

It added that a total of 750 sets of two coins comprising of one coloured silver proof and one Nordic gold proof coin, priced at RM308 per set, are also available for sale.

Back side of the coins

Touching on the design, BNM said both coins are minted using two contrasting surface techniques, adopting advanced laser technology and digital frosting to create the effect of a rainbow.

“And to provide everyone with an equal opportunity to get them, we will be imposing a purchase limit.

“Each customer will be allowed to purchase a maximum of a set of two, a coloured silver coin (proof) and up to five Nordic gold (BU) coins.

“In the event of oversubscription, we will conduct a balloting process will take place,” BNM said, adding that further information on ordering, payment and delivery will be made available soon. – Nov 21, 2020

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