Commemorative coins to be issued to mark presidential inauguration

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/10
By: Chiu Po-sheng and Y.F. Low

Taipei, May 10 (CNA) The Central Bank unveiled Tuesday two commemorative coins to be 14157754issued to mark the inauguration of President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President-elect Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁).

A total of 10,000 NT$2,000 gold coins and 50,000 NT$200 silver coins bearing portraits of Tsai and Chen will be released by the Bank of Taiwan on May 20 inauguration day, according to the Central Bank.

The gold coins will be priced at NT$48,000 (US$1,473) each, while the silver coins will be sold at NT$1,600, the Central Bank said.

Due to recent falls in gold and silver prices, the price of the gold coins is NT$6,000 cheaper, while the price of the silver coins is NT$200 cheaper, than those issued to mark the second inauguration of outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) in 2012.     [FULL  STORY]

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