Vanda Miss Joaquim 1oz 999 Fine Silver Medallion
Member Price: S$85.00
Vanda Miss Joaquim was chosen as Singapore’s national flower in 1981 for its vibrant colours, hardiness and resilience are qualities that reflect the Singapore spirit.
The Vanda Miss Joaquim 1 oz 999 Fine Silver Medallion is specially minted in convex shape.
Vanda Miss Joaquim was named after Miss Agnes Joaquim, who successfully cross-bred Vanda teres with Vanda hookeriana to create Vanda Miss Joaquim. Miss Agnes Joaquim was born on 7 April 1854, to a prominent Armenian family that had a long tradition of interest and success in horticulture. As an avid gardener and horticulturalist, Miss Agnes Joaquim won numerous prizes at flower shows for cultivating various flowers, ferns, spices, fruits and vegetables.
*Research has shown that the parents of Vanda Miss Joaquim, Vanda teres and Vanda hookeriana, should actually be in the genus Papilionanthe, instead of Vanda. Thus, the scientific name should be Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim. However, Vanda Miss Joaquim continues to be the common name of Singapore’s national flower.
|Country Of Issue||Singapore|
|Occasion||Anniversary, For Her, National Day|
|Product Type||Proof / Proof-Like Medal|
|Material||999 Fine Silver|