In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Istana, one of Singapore's oldest National Monuments, President Halimah Yacob launched an Istana Souvenir Series of Medallions and Flashpay cards at the Chinese New Year Istana Open House.
In a press release on Wednesday (6 February), the Istana said that the collaboration between the President’s Office and the Singapore Mint, the Istana Souvenir Series consists of five unique medallion designs featuring the architecture of the buildings within the Istana compounds and significant highlights of the Istana.
It stated that the designs of the series create a unique opportunity for Singaporeans to know more about the history and heritage of the Istana.
The Istana noted that part of the proceeds from the sale of the Istana Souvenir Series will be donated to the President’s Challenge.
A Singapore Mint stated in its website that the key highlight of the series is the exclusive Istana 150th Anniversary 2oz 999 Fine Silver Proof-Like Medallion, which features the frontal view of the Istana Main Building on the obverse.
The Presidential Crest is presented on the reverse, it stated, adding that it is the only medallion in Singapore to feature this highest honor.
A total of eight different silver medallion and card products with limited mintages are available in the Istana Souvenir Series. This includes five single silver medallions, one card and two special silver medallion sets consisting of various medallion combinations.