It seems there’s no shortage of demand for collectors items bearing the name of Donald Trump in Russia, as a Russian mint has announced they will be producing silver coins with Trump’s face on them to commemorate his historic victory.
Just a few short weeks ago it was reported that a small town in Russia was petitioning to have a street named after Trump, requesting that the town of Ryazan rename “Godless Street” to “Donald Trump Street”, and even using a play on his slogan of “Make Ryazan Great Again” to draw attention to it.
Now, a Russian minting company in Chelyabinsk is releasing a sterling silver coin equaling 1 kilogram in weight to commemorate Trump’s inauguration, with one side bearing the face of Donald Trump and the other an image of the Statue of Liberty with the words “In Trump We Trust”.
Although only 45 of these special coins are going to be issued, with 5 being minted in gold, I have a feeling that demand will be so overwhelming that a larger scale operation will eventually be started. Out of respect, the mint wants to present a coin to Trump before releasing them to the public, but the director of the company has stated they are unsure how to accomplish this. They are, however, asking for help from various diplomats.
(CBS NEWS) – Russian metal workers from Zlatoust in Chelyabinsk have presented a commemorative silver coin bearing the image of US President-elect Donald Trump to mark his upcoming inauguration on Friday.
The coin is made from sterling silver; it’s twelve centimeters in diameter and one kilogram in weight.
One side of the coin depicts the face of Donald Trump, and the other bears the image of the Statue of Liberty and the inscription: “In Trump we trust”.
The director of the company which produced the coin said the inscription describes their sentiments about the upcoming tenure of the new US president.
Vladimir Vasyukhin, director of “Art-Grani”, says they plan to issue 45 of the Trump commemorative coins, five of which will be minted in gold.
They want to present the first one to Trump himself, but are unsure about how to do this and are asking for help from Russian diplomats and partners in the US.
Vasyukhin says one of the silver coins will set you back a “few thousand dollars”, but there’s no specific price yet.
Other well know works from “Art-Grani” include a coin made with the image of Russian President Vladimir Putin following the annexation of Crimea.
It’s an odd day when Russia is actually behaving more patriotic and respectful of an American president than many in his own country that he intends to govern, such as the thousands of protesters ready to cause violence in order to disrupt Trump’s inauguration on Friday.
It looks like Trump fans and coin collectors in America will have to wait for their own version of a President Trump commemorative coin, but considering the jobs he has already secured for the country before even being sworn into office, I have a feeling there will be plenty of commemorative items bearing Trump’s image during his 8 year presidency.
Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office yet, and our country’s relationship with Russia is already a thousand times better than it ever was under Barack Obama. It’s certainly much better than when Hillary Clinton delivered a plastic “reset button” to Russia and expected relationships to all of the sudden improve over night. While China might be throwing a temper tantrum over Trump’s promise to stop allowing them to manipulate their currency and rob America blind, other countries seem more than eager to give Trump a chance and establish better relations.