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EXO’s Commemorative Medals: Prices, Pre-Order Date, Where To Buy & More

by Jessica Rapir / Apr 20, 2018 06:13 AM EDT
EXO commemorative medals unveiled. Pre-orders of the medals will start on April 23. Photo by: EXO / Facebook

Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation have unveiled the EXO commemorative medals. All nine members of the Korean pop group now have their own silver medals. The debut photos of the members were featured in each piece.

EXO fans around the world would finally get their hands on the band's minted medals. It can be recalled that it was announced last month that EXO will be the first ever K-pop group to receive a commemorative medal. The pieces were minted by KOMSCO.

The government-owned corporation worked with expert currency designers to create the molds of the EXO members' faces. KOMSCO is responsible for the printing and minting of South Korean banknotes and coins as well as government documents such as passports. The corporation also created the 2018 Winter Olympics medals and the commemorative coins celebrating the recent games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

EXO's Suho Explains Why They Laugh When They Saw Their Medals

Kai, Suho, and Baekhyun recently attended the medal awarding ceremony at the SM Artium in Seoul. The event was a formal occasion, but the EXO members lost their composure when they saw their faces on the mold used in minting the medals. Suho explained that they laughed in the ceremony because their photos used in the medal were from their early days in the industry.

The medal dedicated to the K-pop idols were produced to celebrate the achievements of EXO around the world.  KOMSCO said it is also a symbol of the band's contribution to the Korean wave.

"We are producing an official commemorative medal in honor of top Korean idol group EXO, who is standing at the center of the Hallyu wave," a KOMSCO representative previously said.

EXO Commemorative Medal Details

The face of each EXO member is featured on the front of the medal. At the back, a phrase is engraved along with the EXO logo. Each item will have an official number and anti-counterfeiting measures.

There will be two versions of the EXO medals. Both are made of 99.9 percent pure silver and bear the same design. All medals will be presented in an elegant display case.

The special package has a round silver medal weighing 1 oz and a diameter of 40 mm. Pre-orders for this package will start at 12 p.m. KST on April 23. Only 5,000 single medals and 100 medal sets are available for this package.

The regular version has a medal that weighs 0.5 oz and a diameter of 28 mm. This version will be available for pre-order at 12 p.m. KST on April 30. The number of medals that will be made will be based on the pre-orders received.

The items will be sold only for a week. KOMSCO did not mention how much a medal cost but it could be around 127,000 won ($119). The 40 mm silver medals of Descendants of the Sun stars Song Joong-Ki, and Song Hye-Kyo cost 127,440 won ($119.31) each. Check out the KOMSCO official website for pre-orders and more. 

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