The phrase “once in a lifetime” doesn’t often come up in daily conversations, especially when we’re talking about Malaysian politics. However, this year’s election might be the exception.
WHAT’S PRU-14 AGAIN?
PRU-14, which is the commonly used abbreviation of “Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-14”, or the 14th General Election, will take place some time this year, at a yet-to-be-determined date.
To quickly recap, Malaysia has its general election every 5 years, whereby Malaysians are tasked with the civic duty to vote for their preferred representatives to form the government of the day. Within that 5 year gap between elections, there were very few “once in a lifetime” instances…until now.
SO WHO’S INVOLVED WITH PRU-14?
The “once in a lifetime” showdown everyone has been alluding to since last year is the destined battle between mentor and mentee; the current incumbent Prime Minister of 2 terms (9 years), Datuk Seri Najib, versus Tun Dr Mahathir, the former Prime Minister who led Malaysia for 22 years before willingly vacating his position to then Prime Minister, Tun Abdullah Badawi.
Both serve as the leading key figures for their respective parties, with the former leading the BN government, while Tun, in a twist of fate, is now spearheading the opposition forces. This showdown could very well be the final battle between these two figures, due to Tun Dr Mahathir’s ripe age of 92.
WHY MINT THE 1/10 oz SILVER COIN PRU 14, 2018 BY NUBEX
“So what was the reason for the release of the 1/10 oz SILVER COIN PRU 14, 2018 silver coin by Nubex?”, you might ask. Well, for starters, we have always released commemorative silver coins throughout the years for various events and occasions, including past elections. However, we feel this year’s in particular is worth noting.
As we’ve said earlier, it’s a once in a lifetime experience, to see the final battle between two of the most infamous political figures throughout our nation’s rich history.
MORE ABOUT THE 1/10 oz SILVER COIN PRU 14, 2018 BY NUBEX
The 1/10 oz silver coin PRU 14, 2018 by Nubex is minted with pure 999 silver and 25mm in diameter. The words “THE FINAL BATTLE” is emblazoned on the front of the tag card, along with its serial number, and the two key figures of this year’s election. The technical specifications can be found on the back of the card.
In terms of the silver coin itself, the obverse side features the words “PILIHANRAYA UMUM KE-14” (translated as the 14th General Elections) on the top, along with the serial number printed underneath it, as well as a depiction of a ballot box, reminding all those in possession of the coin the importance of voting.
On the reverse side of the 1/10 oz silver coin PRU 14, 2018 by Nubex, the weight(1/10 oz) and purity(pure 999 silver) is printed, along with a depiction of a “Tanjak”, with the design elements of our national flag, the Jalur Gemilang.
The “Tanjak” or head dress actually symbolizes the sovereignty of our nation, while the Jalur Gemilang designs around it reflect the unity and harmony enjoyed by our multicultural society. If you put two and two together, the back of the 1/10 oz silver coin PRU 14, 2018 by Nubex is basically a reminder for all Malaysians to band together to protect the sovereignty of our nation, by casting their votes.
The 1/10 oz silver coin PRU 14, 2018 by Nubex is now available for purchase at nubex.my. Just remember, it’s a once in a lifetime experience; better pick it up quick before it runs out!