Named after Agnes Joaquim (1854-1899) who first discovered this orchid, Vanda Miss Joaquim is an orchid hybrid between Vanda hookerana and Vanda teres. It is only found and grown right here in Singapore and not anywhere else. It was chosen as Singapore’s national flower on 15th April 1981 to represent Singapore’s uniqueness and hybrid culture.
The four main petals of the flower represent the four main ethnic groups of Singapore namely, the Chinese, the Malays, the Indians and the Eurasians. The two supporting petals represent the sharing of glory and pain.
Vanda Miss Joaquim was also selected as the national flower due to its hardy and resilient qualities, and its unique trait of blooming throughout the year. These are characteristics which reflect Singapore’s continuous pursue for progress and excellence in all aspects of life, and symbolize Singapore’s never ending hope and renewal of the future.
999.9 Fine Gold
The image of Singapore’s national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim Orchid, is embossed on a 1oz 999.9 fine gold medallion.
Iconic Reverse Design
The Singapore Orchid gold medallion design portrays a beautiful image of the Singapore’s national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim Orchid. The design also includes the inscription DISCOVER SINGAPORE, NATIONAL FLOWER, as well as the medallion’s weight and fineness.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each medallion is accompanied by a numbered Certification of Authenticity.
Current Mintage: 2,000 pcs
Availability: In 3 days
Material: 999.9 Fine Gold
Product Year: 2013
Product Size: 34mm
Weight: 1oz (31.1g)
Commissionable Value: .00