Sattahip Naval Base selling Prince Chumphon medals to fund construction project

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The Sattahip Naval Base is selling limited-edition gold, silver and mixed-metal commemorative coins honoring the “Father of the Thai Navy” to raise funds for construction of a Prince Chumphon Royal Villa.

Base commander Vice Adm. Wipak Noijinda and Jirakorn Sesawej, president of the Apakorn Foundation, announced the immediate availability of the “Building Royal Villa 2016” series of Prince Chumphon medallions.

Limited-edition gold, silver and mixed-metal commemorative coins honoring the “Father of the Thai Navy” are currently for sale at Sattahip Naval Base to raise funds for construction of a Prince Chumphon Royal Villa.

Wipak said that Sattahip Naval Base plans to build the Prince Chumphon Royal Villa in the Naval Public Works Division area of the base. The base will launch the project officially May 19 with a religious ceremony led by Pipat Anomakhun, abbot of Aow Yai Temple in Trat.

To raise the unspecified amount needed for the villa’s construction, the base is selling 99 gold medallions at 50,000 baht each and 277 silver medals with a gold face costing 8,500 baht each.

Mixed-metal medallions of different sizes are available for 250-6,500 baht. Quantities range from 17,777 for the least expensive medal to 377 for the most-expensive model with a gold face.

Orders placed now will be delivered by June 10.