The commemorative coin for President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can still be purchased at the White House gift shop, now at a discount.
The president was initially expected to meet Kim in Singapore on June 12, but Trump cancelled the highly anticipated summit Thursday morning after North Korea lashed out at administration officials in a series of critical state media reports. The bad news is that the possibility of nuclear war may once again be returning, but the good news is that there’s a commemorative coin to remember this particular moment in political history.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the White House had made special coins to commemorate what was expected to be a landmark event, as no sitting U.S. president has ever sat down with a North Korean leader. (RELATED: The White House Releases Commemorative Coins For Trump’s Upcoming Meeting With Kim Jong Un)
Less than a month to Trump-Kim summit, White House Communications Agency (WHCA) releases its “trip coin.”
This is #74 of 250 made. pic.twitter.com/UTEJg1GyWv
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) May 21, 2018
The coin initially sold for $24.95, but with the cancellation of the summit, the coin is now being sold as the “Deal of the Day.” For the low price of $19.95, you can own a piece of history.
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) May 24, 2018
The White House gift shop explains that the theme is “coming closer to peace,” with an emphasis on “celebrating the act of communication among countries.” The shop is willing to offer refunds to those who have already purchased the coin, but many people are apparently holding onto their “heirlooms of political history.”
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