After much anticipation, the biggest event of the middle east—Expo 2020 Dubai is here and to commemorate this event, the Central Bank of the UAE has issued silver coins that feature Expo 2020’s official mascots.
According to a statement from the banking regulator, this is the second commemorative coin produced to mark this event. The first gold and silver commemorative coins were issued on the occasion of the UAE hosting Expo when the UAE won the bid to host the Expo back in 2013.
“The coins highlight the great importance of this much-awaited event and the UAE’s considerable efforts to make it a success,” the Central Bank said.
The 2020 silver coins, each weighing 40 grams will be issued by the banking regulator and will be available for sale via the Expo 2020 official stores as well as the New Zealand Mint’s website. They will be offered for sale at Dh662 ($180).
However, they won’t be made available at the Central Bank headquarters and branches.
The front face of the coin will feature Expo 2020 mascots and Dubai’s most prominent landmarks. The coin’s rear will feature the nominal value, surrounded by the name of the UAE in both Arabic and English.
The Expo 2020 officially opened on October 1, 2021, after being delayed for a year by the pandemic and is now open for visitors. The event will go on till March 2022 and is hosting over 192 countries amidst the Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability pavilions and over 60 shows daily.
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