Latest News

Summit off but Trump-Kim-Moon coin still available

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump may have called off his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un but you can still order the commemorative coin from the White House gift shop.

And it's the "Deal of the Day" -- selling for $19.95, down from its regular $24.95.

"The coin will be made whether or not the summit occurs as scheduled," the White House gift shop said on its website.

"The theme is coming closer to peace and celebrates the act of communication among countries," it said.

The gift shop said it was ready to provide a refund if the summit does not take place but "most supporters have said they want this heirloom of political history regardless of outcome."

Trump blamed "tremendous anger" and "hostility" from the North Korean regime in calling off the June summit on Thursday.

The White House gift shop said the coin features silhouettes of Trump, North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

It is not the same as a commemorative coin struck by the White House Communications Agency.

That coin depicts Trump and Kim, described as North Korea's "Supreme Leader," in profile facing each other in front of a background of US and North Korean flags.

The White House Communications Agency regularly issues commemorative or challenge coins to present to foreign guests, diplomats and members of the military.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon