Thursday, June 27, 2013

Singapore 2013 - New coin family released

These new coins are already circulating in Singapore, since 26th june 2013.

This third series of coins feature images of national icons and landmarks, replacing the floral designs of current coins. The new set also has enhanced security features such as electro magnets so they can be differentiated from fakes and foreign coins.

The designs are the work of Fabian Lim, a Singaporean designer.



(news by Pabitra Saha)

1 dollar SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: brass plated outer ring and multi-ply nickel plated inner circle
Diameter: 24.65 mm
Weight: 7.62 g
Width: 2.50 mm
Edge: milled
Motif: the Merlion
50 cents SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: multi-ply nickel plated steel
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Weight: 6.56 g
Width: 2.45 mm
Edge: micro-scalloped
Motif: Port of Singapore
20 cents SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: multi-ply nickel plated steel
Diameter: 21.00 mm
Weight: 3.85 g
Width: 1.72 mm
Edge: milled
Motif: Changi Airport
10 cents SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: multi-ply nickel plated steel
Diameter: 18.50 mm
Weight: 2.36 g
Width: 1.38 mm
Edge: interrupted-milled
Motif: public housing
5 cents SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: multi-ply brass plated steel
Diameter: 16.75 mm
Weight: 1.70 g
Width: 1.22 mm
Edge: plain
Motif: the Esplanade


LINK: Monetary Authority of Singapore

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

These new designs were the work of Fabian Lim, a Singaporean designer. The Monetary Authority of Singapore emailed this information in response to my question.

Anonymous said...

If anyone wish to own this set of coins please email me at vintage_sw@hotmail.com :)

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