KUALA LUMPUR: Royal Selangor is offering exclusive gold coins with a legal tender value of RM100 but worth RM1,957 in gold in conjunction with the country’s 50th National Day.
A statement from the company said that the coins, each placed in a specially designed box, paid tribute to the 13-year tenure of Malaysia’s first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“Released from a private collection, this gold coin is aptly priced at RM1,957. Only a limited number of 395 coins are available for sale at Royal Selangor,” it said.
Each coin has the portrait of the Tunku together with the inscription Bapa Malaysia (Father of Malaysia) and on the reverse side features the Parliament House superimposed over a crescent moon and 14-point star with the inscription of the denomination RM100.
Other commemorative items include pewter medals and a collection of home and desk accessories.
The pewter medals, with the 50th National Day logo, commemorates the glorious moment on Aug 31, 1957, when the Tunku raised his hand proclaiming “Merdeka,” amid cheers from the crowd.
Each medal comes in a special box and is priced at RM50.
The statement also said that the Ku collection of home and desk accessories celebrated the diversity and beauty of the nation’s heritage and was inspired by traditional motifs from various Malaysian cultures.
“Kenyah art, batik, wau and wayang kulit are given a modern twist in the designs of photo frames, platters, cardholders, pen caddies and pen trays,” it added.
The statement said that the memorabilia would be available at all Royal Selangor stores at the end of the month.
In addition, Royal Selangor is joining the 50th anniversary celebrations with a Merdeka Exhibition from July 2007 to June 2008 at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre in Setapak Jaya, which highlights memorabilia produced to commemorate the country’s independence.
Those interested can contact the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre at 03-4145 6122.