The first incarnation of our PRU-themed coin saw plenty of fanfare and was sold out in a matter of days. In response to its popularity, we decided to release a follow up as polling day drew nearer. This is the story of the Nubex The Battle Continues PRU V2 Silver bar set.
The original ‘The Final Battle’ run heavily featured the two key figures that would have determined the country’s political landscape for the next 5 years – namely, the then incumbent, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and currently, our 7th and returning Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir Mohamad.
For its sequel, we decided to expand on the narrative by showcasing the 3 main parties and coalitions that were vying for power during the last 14th General Election, with each of them being represented by a different silver bar, as well as accompanied by their respective election manifestos.
The 3 parties of Barisan Nasional, PAS and Pakatan Harapan were immortalised and sold together in a set of three to paint the complete picture of the fervor that was brewing building up to polling day.
‘Hebatkan Negaraku’ was derived from the then incumbent party’s election manifesto, and the party’s identity is well represented by the dark blue tinge on the background, to the familiar faces emblazoned on the tag card – featuring Zahid Hamidi, Najib, KJ and Nazri Aziz.
On the PAS tag card, you can find ‘Malaysia Sejahtera’ printed on the top, referencing their own election manifesto, with appearances from PAS personalities Takiyuddin Hassan, Abdul Hadi Awang, Hashim Jasin and Nik Abduh.
Last but not least, we have 3 personalities that are now part of the current ruling government representing the Pakatan Harapan coalition – Tun M himself, Mohamad Sabu (our Defense Minister), Lim Guan Eng (our Finance Minister), along with PH poster boy, Anwar Ibrahim. Accompanying the colourful personalities is their electoral manifesto, ‘Membina Negara, Memenuhi Harapan’.
The silver bars for all 3 parties share most of the designs – all minted with pure 999 silver and weighing at 1g each, the obverse sides feature the inscriptions ‘PRU 14 2018’ along with each corresponding party acronym (PAS/PH/BN), while the reverse features the bar’s tech specs.
The Nubex The Battle Continues PRU V2 silver bar sets were also well received during its initial launch and were mostly sold out. However, you can still purchase them here via individual sellers on Nubex.my. Should you be interested to look for the original ‘Final Battle’ run, you can also find them here. Of course both bars and coins are subject to stock availability.