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Rush to buy Trump-Kim coin after summit cancellation

BBC     25th May, 2018 09:38:26 printer

Rush to buy Trump-Kim coin after summit cancellation

 

The Trump-Kim summit isn't happening - but has that only added to the allure of special coins made to commemorate the event?

 

Confusingly, there are in fact two commemorative coins doing the rounds.

 

The focus of most of the attention is the coin created by the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) - it hails the talks between Mr Trump and "Supreme Leader" Kim Jong-un.

 

Such coins are often presented to foreign guests and diplomats.

 

The other features silhouettes of Mr Trump, Mr Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in and is available from the White House Gift Shop website. Its popularity appears to be soaring, with demand crashing the site.

 

The coin had been offered at a discount price of $19.95 (£14.90), down from $24.95, earlier on Thursday, with the gift shop also offering refunds if the summit did not take place.

 

But it said "most supporters have said they want this heirloom of political history regardless of outcome".

 

That does seem to be the case.

 

The WHCA coin was not requested by Mr Trump or his team - but it has nevertheless provided an opportunity for people to lampoon him online.

 

 


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