Commemorative coins celebrating G20 summit

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    The Bank of Korea will issue commemorative coins celebrating G20 Seoul Summit on November 3rd. The coins will bear the phrase “G20 Seoul Summit” to promote Korea and its successful hosting of the summit.

    The 5th G20 Summit, which will be held on November 11th and 12th, is a diplomatically and economically important meaningful event, as well as an unusual one, since Korea is not a G8 member state.

    The G20 Seoul Summit 2010 silver proof coin’s face value is 30,000 KRW, is 99.9% silver, and has a diameter of 33mm, of diameter and weights 19g.

    The face symbolizes Korea’s new position as a global leader, showing Gwanghwamun Gate, which which was recently reopened to the public for Independence Day on Aug. 15th. The reverse reads “Shared Growth Beyond Crisis” and features a chungsachorong, a traditional lantern, symbolizing the role the G20 Summit aspires to take as a light to guide the world economy.

    Five thousand coins, which will be available abroad, are slated for release starting Nov. 8th.

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