New coins: Designs of the coins to celebrate Trump-Kim summit (Photo: courtesy of the Vietnam Philately Co.)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Stamp Company on February 27 issued 300 commemorative silver coins to welcome the second DPRK-USA Summit.

The summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, Chairman of the Worker’ Party of Korea (WPK) and the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), is scheduled to take place in Hanoi on February 27 and 28.

The commemorative coins are designed with two faces, one with the image of a dove - the symbol of peace, an olive branch and the flags of the DPRK and the US, and the other with the image of a lotus and the date of the summit. The coins cost 500,000 VND (around 21 USD) each.

Last week, the White House gift shop also introduced a new coin in celebration of the second DPRK-USA Summit in Hanoi.

The coins, which sell for 100 USD and are limited to 1,000, read "New Avenue Towards Peace" and "A Turning Point - Working Towards Complete Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."

On February 26, the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, issued a special stamp set to welcome the DPRK–USA Hanoi Summit Vietnam.

The stamp set includes one stamp of which the face value is 4,000 VND with the size of 43mm x 32 mm and one blog which is 222 mm x 114 mm. The stamp is used in the postal network from February 26, 2019 to December 31, 2020.

Using typical art language and tight color scheme, the stamp set shows the US and DPRK leaders’ hand-shaking on the background of Vietnamese peaceful and friendly bamboos. 

It also depicts Vietnam’s flag and the bird of peace with the words “partnership for sustainable peace” in order to confirm Vietnam’s ability to host international events as well as its friendliness, hospitality and responsibility towards the world’s sustainable peace. 

Under the stamp is the image of Khue Van Cac (The Pavillion of Constellation of Literature) - the symbol of Hanoi which hosts the second DPRK-USA Summit.

With its meaningful language, the small stamp helps deliver the message of “Vietnam - A safe and friendly destination” and “Hanoi – City for Peace” to international friends.

It also confirms the role of Vietnam as a United Nations member country and a responsible and reliable partner of the international community in maintaining peace, stability and development.-VNA