Commemorative coins marking President Trump’s personal battle with COVID-19 are available for preorder from a White House-themed gift shop.
The gift shop – which traces its roots to a 1946 order from then-President Harry Truman but is now privately owned – is selling “Trump defeats COVID” coins online for $100 apiece, following Trump’s infection with the deadly disease and subsequent treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
While proceeds from items sold at the shop help pay for firearms and training for smaller law enforcement agencies, the website says 20% of the coin’s proceeds will be donated to COVID-19 prevention and cancer research.
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According to USA Today, the coin is part of a series designed by the chairman of the shop, Anthony Giannini, who described the coin as the last in a series meant to depict the president’s “ascendance over