1994 Singapore: Celebrates 175 Years of Singapore

Item: 1994 Celebrates 175 Years of Singapore Silver Ingot
Composition: 0.925 Silver
Edge: Smooth
Issue Date: 1994
Quality: Proof
Mintage: 888

The issue consists of four silver ingots, each depicting a currency used in Singapore.

Tracing the evolution of Singapore Currency

1819 - The British India Company obtained possession of Singapore. At that time, no notes were issued.
1840s - Private banks started issuing their own currency notes and circulating them in Singapore.
1898 - The Government of Straits Settlements issued their own notes for circulation, eliminating the need for further issue of private notes by trading banks.
1940 - The Straits Settlements currency was slowly replaced by the issues of the Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya.
1942 - Emergency notes were issued during World War II until the Japanese army’s surrender in 1945.
1953 - New currency notes were issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya and British Borneo.
1967 - After Singapore gained independence in 1965, it issued its own currency, the Orchid Series in 1967.




Original Note Specification
Issued By: North Western Bank of India
Issued For Use In: Singapore
Denomination: 100 Dollars
Date of Issue: 18–
Size: 205 mm x 128mm
Printer: Perkins, Bacon & Company Limited, London

Silver Ingot Specification
Weight: 30g
Size: 51mm x 30mm




Original Note Specification
Issued By: The Government of the Straits Settlements
Issued For Use In: The Strait Settlements
Denomination: 10 Dollars
Date of Issue: 1-Jan-1931
Size: 160mm x 88mm
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company Limited, London

Silver Ingot Specification
Weight: 30g
Size: 51mm x 30mm




Original Note Specification
Issued By: The Japanese Government
Issued For Use In: Malaya
Denomination: 1,000 Dollars
Date of Issue: Undated (1942-45)
Size: 170mm x 82mm
Printer: Unknown

Silver Ingot Specification
Weight: 42g
Size: 65.6mm x 30mm




Original Note Specification
Issued By: Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya and British Borneo
Issued For Use In: The Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, North Borneo and Brunei
Denomination: 10,000 Dollars
Date of Issue: 21-Mar-1953
Size: 204mm x 132mm
Printer: Thomas De La Rue and Company Limited, London

Silver Ingot Specification
Weight: 30g
Size: 51mm x 31 mm


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1976 Malaysia World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Conservation Commemorative Coin KM#19 KM#20

Item: 1976 Malaysia WWF Conservation Commemorative Coin – Gaur KM#19
Composition: 0.925 Silver
Weight: 28.28 g Silver 0.841 ASW
Diameter: 38.5 mm
Edge: Reeded
Issue Date: 1976
Face Value: 15 Ringgit
Proof Mintage: 8,113
BU Mintage: 40,000

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Item: 1976 Malaysia WWF Conservation Commemorative Coin – Rhinoceros Hornbill KM#20
Composition: 0.925 Silver
Weight: 35.00 g Silver 1.0408 ASW
Diameter: 42.0 mm
Edge: Reeded
Issue Date: 1976
Face Value: 25 Ringgit
Proof Mintage: 8,008
BU Mintage: 40,000

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1983/1984 Singapore Gold Bullion

Items: 1983 / 1984 Gold Bullion Issued By The Singapore Mint

Carp Qilin Phoenix Dragon
Face Value $1 $2 $5 $10
Material 999 AU 999 AU 999 AU 999 AU
Quality BU BU BU BU
Weight (g) 3.11 7.78 15.57 31.14
Troy Oz 1/10 1/4 1/2 1
Diameter (mm) 15 20 25 30
Thickness (mm) 1.31 1.68 2.10 2.68
Mintage
1983/1984
20,000 /
10,000
20,000 /
10,000
10,000 /
10,000
10,000 /
10,000
Issue Date
1983/1984
1 Dec 1983 /
10 Dec 1984
1 Dec 1983 /
10 Dec 1984
1 Dec 1983 /
10 Dec 1984
1 Dec 1983 /
10 Dec 1984

(Pictures from APMEX)

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Australia Perth Mint 2012 Dragon Silver Coin

Proof

1kg 2oz 1oz 1/2oz
Silver Oz 32.151 2 1 0.5
Face Value $30 $2 $1 $0.50
Finess 99.9 99.9 99.9 99.9
Weigh (g) 1003.002 62.270 31.135 15.573
Diameter (mm) 100.60 55.60 45.60 36.60
Thickness(mm) 14.60 3.60 2.60 2.30
Issue Date 4 Sept 2011 4 Sept 2011 4 Sept 2011 4 Sept 2011
Issue Price A$1,990.90 - set only - - set only - A$102.27
Mintage 500 1,000 1,000 5,000

Note: The 0.5oz and 2oz are only availabe in the three-coin sets. Release quantity for three-coin sets is 1,000 and priced at A$362.72.

Bullion Version – Specimen

10oz 5oz 1oz 10kg
Silver Oz 10 5 1 321.510
Face Value $10 $5 $1 $300
Finess 99.9 99.9 99.9 99.9
Weigh (g) 312.347 156.673 31.135 10,009.00
Diameter (mm) 85.60 65.60 45.60 221.00
Thickness(mm) 6.60 5.80 2.60 33.00
Issue Date 4 Sept 2011 4 Sept 2011 4 Sept 2011 4 Sept 2011
Mintage Unlimited Unlimited 300,000 Unlimited

Mintage for every type is unlimited, except for the 1oz bullion, which is limited to 300,000 pieces. The bullion includes the 1kg, 2oz and 1/2oz which are not shown in the table above. Their specifications are similar to the Proof version – except that they are specimen quality and has unlimited mintage.

Colored Version – Proof

1kg GemEye 1oz Colored 0.5oz Colored 1oz Gilded
Silver Oz 32.151 1 0.5 1
Face Value $30 $1 $0.50 $1
Fineness 99.9 99.9 99.9 99.9
Weigh (g) 1003.002 31.135 15.591 31.135
Diameter (mm) 100.60 45.60 36.60 45.60
Thickness(mm) 14.60 2.60 2.30 2.60
Issue Date 4 Oct 2011 4 Oct 2011 4 Oct 2011 4 Oct 2011
Mintage 5,000 10,000 10,000 50,000
Issue Price A$2,045.45 A$102.27 A$63.18 A$97.27

The 4-coins-typeset consists of four coins: the 1oz proof, 1oz gilded, 1oz colored and 1oz bullion. Only 1,500 such sets are released at a price of A$345.45 (on 4 Oct 2011).

(Pictures taken from Perth Mint website)

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1983 China Silver Panda

Item: 1983 China Silver Panda
Denomination: 10 Yuan
Composition: 0.9000 Silver
Weight: 27.0000 g Silver 0.7812 oz ASW
Mintage: 10,000
Finish: Proof
Diameter: 38.6 mm
Issue Date: 1983

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To commemorate the Year of Panda (1983) and to make donation to WWF, China Mint Company has been authorized to strike a proof silver Panda coin. The obverse side depicts the famous ancient monument – the Temple of Heaven in Beijing and the reverse the double giant pandas and bamboo leaves, with a face value of RMB 10 yuan, 38.6 mm in diameter, 27 grams in weight and 90% in purity.

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2000 Millennium – The Dawning of a New Age – Kiribati/Samoa

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Item: Millennium 2000 – The Dawning of a New Age $50 Gold Proof Coin KM#119
Denomination: $50
Weight: 7.78 g, 0.999 Fine Gold (1/4 troy oz)
Diameter: 25 mm
Finish: Proof
Mintage: 2,500
Date Issue: 1997
Reverse Design: Tempora Mutantur

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Item: Millennium 2000 – The Dawning of a New Age $5 Silver Proof Coin
Denomination: $5
Weight: 31.1 g, 0.925 Silver 0.925 oz ASW
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Finish: Proof
Mintage: 10,000
Date Issue: 1997
Reverse Design (4 different coins): Tempora Mutantur KM#117, War and Peace KM#115, Epochs and Empires KM#116, People and Monuments KM#118.

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The coins were minted by Euromint, Bochum, under the authorization of the governments of Samoa and Kiribati. These coins are legal tender.

This issue consists of one gold coin and four silver coins. Its jointly issued by Kiribati and Samoa to commemorate the new millennium in 2000. The unique two-piece coins trace the path of the International Date Line. Due to their positions in the Pacific Ocean, Kiribati is the first country to see the dawn of the new millennium, and Samoa is the last to witness the end of the old millennium.

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1997 SMRT 10th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion

Item: 1997 SMRT 10th Anniversary 1987-1997 Silver Proof Commemorative Medallion
Composition: 0.925 Silver
Weight: 40.20 g Silver 1.196 ASW
Mintage: 6,800
Diameter: 45.0 mm
Issue Date: 1997

The first MRT train commenced passenger service on November 7, 1987. Ten years on, the MRT system with 85 trains on 83 kilometres of track serving 48 stations islandwide still provides an important service to close to a million passenger trips daily.

1997 marks the 10th Anniversary of the SMRT and to celebrate this page in Singapore’s history, The Singapore Mint presents this limited edition silver proof medallion and farecard set. This commemorative set is special in three unique ways. The medallion features a through-hole to give the effect of the train emerging from a tunnel. This effect is achieved by way of our latest minting process. Secondly, the farecard which bears the design of the medallion also features the through-hole effect. This is the first farecard which has a through-hole as part of the design. To make the set even more special, the serial number of the farecard matches the official serial number on the certificate of authenticity of the medallion. Only 6,800 sets are produced worldwide to make them truly collectable.

(from the medallion’s description in the packaging).

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1997 Hong Kong Returns To China Commemorative Medallion

Item: 1997 Hong Kong Returns To China Silver Proof Commemorative Medallion
Weight: 41.0 g, 0.925 Silver 1.22 oz ASW
Diameter: 45 mm
Finish: Proof
Mintage: 19,970
Issue Price: S$118.00

The design on the obverse features the bauhinia flower, the adopted emblem of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) together with the national flag of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The juxtaposition symbolises the historical and unique relationship between the PRC and SAR. The Hong Kong skyline famous around the world serves as the background.

The reverse design is depicted with the use of latent technology that allows one to view two different images on the same surface. The characteristics five stars of the PRC flag interplays with the bauhinia flower of the Hong Kong SAR when viewed from different perspectives. Around the circumference are the Chinese characters of “1997 Hong Kong Returns to China” and “One Country, Two Systems”.

1997 Hong Kong Returns To China Commemorative Silver Proof Medallion1997 Hong Kong Returns To China Commemorative Silver Proof Medallion

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1989 Singapore Mint Sterling Silver Proof Coin Set

Item: 1989 Singapore Mint Sterling Silver Proof Coin Set
Composition: 0.925 Silver (Sterling Silver)
Mintage: 15,000
Total Weight: 28.71 g 0.8538 ASW
Issue Date: 18-Jul-1989
Issue Price: S$75.00

Denomination Reverse Design Weight (g) Diameter (mm)
Vanda Miss Joaquim 1.81 15.90
Fruit Salad Plant 2.00 16.75
10¢ Star Jasmine 3.05 18.50
20¢ Powder-puff Plant 5.24 21.36
50¢ Yellow Aliamanda 8.56 24.66
$1 Periwinkle 8.05 22.40

All the coins are struck in Sterling Silver (92.5%) and the obverse designs bear the Singapore Arms. The 50 cents and $1 coins both have incused letterings at the edge.

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1986 Singapore Symphony Orchestra Commemorative Medallion

Item: 1986 Singapore Symphony Orchestra Commemorative Medallion
Composition: 0.9999 Fine Gold
Mintage: 2,000
Weight: 15.5 g
Diameter: 27.89 mm
Issue Date: 9-Aug-1986
Issue Price: S$800

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra is now in its third successful year (in 1986). A babe in the league of world orchestras, but a healthy one. An orchestra that is gaining in strength and popularity with each performance. This commemorative medallion is a tribute in gold to the founding of our national orchestra. It is also a pledge of faith in its future. The SSO has commissioned the Singapore Mint to design and mint the commemorative medallion. Like the SSO itself the medallion perpetuates a great tradition.

The reverse bears the graceful logo of the SSO. The obverse presents the elegant classical frontage of the Victoria Memorial Hall, home of the SSO.

The issue of this medallion coincides with the celebration of Singapore’s 16th Nation Day on August 9th, 1981.

(above introduction taken from coin’s promotion material).

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