2002 Esplanade – Theaters On The Bay KM#181a

Item: Official Opening of Esplanade Theaters on the Bay
Denomination: S$2
Weight: 20.0000 g, 0.9990 Silver 0.6430 oz ASW
Diameter: 38.70 mm
Thickness: 2.30 mm
Finish: Proof
Mintage: 6,540
Date Issue: 12-Oct-2002
Issue Price: S$60.00

The upper left quadrant of the design shows the stylized architecture of the Esplanade, which is unique to Singapore.

The upper right quadrant is a reproduction of the Esplanade logo signifying the Esplanade as a centre for performing arts from all over the world. It also signifies that the Esplanade is accessible to everyone.

The lower left quadrant shows a section of the globe, symbolizing the Esplanade’s aspiration to be internationally recognized for its creativity and sense of adventure.

The bottom right quadrant depicts a pair of Asian dancers in graceful harmony while the ribbon, fan and kompang inject vibrancy into their movements. The whole design is uniquely Singaporean.

2002 Singapore Mint Esplanade Proof Silver Bullion Coin2002 Singapore Mint Esplanade Proof Silver Bullion Coin2002 Singapore Mint Esplanade Proof Silver Bullion Coin

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2002 Year of The Horse KM#182a

Item: Year of The Horse (Serial 2)
Denomination: S$10
Weight: 62.2070 g, 0.9990 Silver 1.9979 oz ASW
Diameter: 40.70 mm
Thickness: 5.80 mm
Finish: Proof Piedfort
Date Issue: 9-Jan-2002
Mintage: 25,537 (Single coin)
Issue Price: S$98.00 (Single coin)
Mintage: 3,000 (2 in 1 set)
Issue Price: S$142.00 (2 in 1 set)

2002 Singapore Mint Lunar Horse Silver Proof Coin2002 Singapore Mint Lunar Horse Silver Proof Coin2002 Singapore Mint Lunar Horse Silver Proof Coin2002 Singapore Mint Lunar Horse Silver Proof Coin2002 Singapore Mint Lunar Horse Silver Proof Coin2002 Singapore Mint Lunar Horse Silver Proof Coin2002 Singapore Mint Lunar Horse Silver Proof Coin

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2001 Twenty Years of Productivity Movement In Singapore KM#177a

Item: 20 Years of Singapore Productivity Movement
Denomination: S$5
Weight: 20.0000 g, 0.9250 Silver 0.5948 oz ASW
Diameter: 38.70 mm
Thickness: 2.45 mm
Finish: Proof
Mintage: 5,650
Date Issue: 5-Sep-2001
Issue Price: S$58.00

2001 Singapore Mint Productivity Movement Proof Silver Bullion Coin2001 Singapore Mint Productivity Movement Proof Silver Bullion Coin2001 Singapore Mint Productivity Movement Proof Silver Bullion Coin2001 Singapore Mint Productivity Movement Proof Silver Bullion Coin

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2001 Singapore Mint Year of The Snake Coin KM#179a

Item: Year of The Snake (Serial 2)
Denomination: S$10
Weight: 62.2070 g, 0.9990 Silver 1.9979 oz ASW
Diameter: 40.70 mm
Thickness: 5.80 mm
Finish: Proof Piedfort
Mintage: 30,245
Date Issue: 3-Jan-2001
Issue Price: S$97.85

2001 Singapore Mint Year of The Snake Coin KM#179a2001 Singapore Mint Year of The Snake Coin KM#179a2001 Singapore Mint Year of The Snake Coin KM#179a2001 Singapore Mint Year of The Snake Coin KM#179a2001 Singapore Mint Year of The Snake Coin KM#179a2001 Singapore Mint Year of The Snake Coin KM#179a

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2000 Year of The Dragon KM#175

Item: Year of The Dragon (Serial 2)
Denomination: S$10
Weight: 62.2070 g, 0.9990 Silver 1.9979 oz ASW
Diameter: 40.70 mm
Thickness: 5.80 mm
Finish: Proof Piedfort
Mintage: 33,000
Date Issue: 5-Jan-2000
Issue Price: S$97.85

2000 Singapore Mint Year of The Dragon Proof Silver Bullion Coin2000 Singapore Mint Year of The Dragon Proof Silver Bullion Coin2000 Singapore Mint Year of The Dragon Proof Silver Bullion Coin

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2000 Marking The Millennium Moment KM#172

Item: Marking The Millennium Moment
Denomination: S$5
Weight: 53.953 g (0.999 Silver 22.85 g, 0.999 Gold 31.103 g)
Composition: Outer Ring – 999 Fine Silver, Inner Core – 999 Fine Gold
Diameter: 33.00 mm
Thickness: 5.30 mm
Finish: Proof
Mintage: 3,000
Date Issue: 28-Dec-1999 (certificate date 8-Dec-1999)
Issue Price: S$1,203.00

The Singapore Millennium 2000 Logo is composed of four components – the twirl, the globe, the numeral 2000 and the Singapore Lion symbol.

The logo depicts a twirl gaining strength as all Singaporeans comes together to celebrate and united behind a shared heritage and a common vision. The twirl displays our confidence in the creativity and talents of our people as it spirals outwards into the new Millennium.

The globe within the numeral 2000 represents Singapore’s international standing in the global community and our openness to new ideas and talents.

The Singapore Lion looks confidently ahead, tenacious and resolute, a symbol of our resolves to face all challenge boldly.

(images provided by courtesy of Alvin Loo)


$5 Bi-metallic Base-Metal Proof Coin
Item: Millennium 2000 $5 Aluminium Bronze and Cupro-nickel Bi-Metallic Proof Coin
Denomination: $5
Composition: Outer Ring – Cupro-nickel / Inner Core – Aluminium Bronze
Weight: 6.50 g
Diameter: 23.30 mm
Finish: Proof
Mintage: 20,000
Date Issue: 8 Dec 1999
Issue Price: S$28.00

Millennium 2000 $5 Aluminium Bronze and Cupro-nickel Bi-Metallic Proof CoinMillennium 2000 $5 Aluminium Bronze and Cupro-nickel Bi-Metallic Proof CoinMillennium 2000 $5 Aluminium Bronze and Cupro-nickel Bi-Metallic Proof Coin

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1999 Parliament House KM#173a

Item: Official Opening of the New Parliament Complex
Denomination: S$5
Weight: 20.0000 g, 0.9250 Silver 0.5948 oz ASW.
Diameter: 38.70 mm
Thickness: 2.45 mm
Finish: Proof
Mintage: 10,000
Date Issue: 9-Aug-1999
Issue Price: S$58.00

1999 Singapore Mint Parliament Proof Silver Bullion Coin1999 Singapore Mint Parliament Proof Silver Bullion Coin1999 Singapore Mint Parliament Proof Silver Bullion Coin

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1999 Year of The Rabbit KM#168

Item: Year of The Rabbit (Serial 2)
Denomination: S$10
Weight: 62.2070 g, 0.9990 Silver 1.9979 oz ASW
Diameter: 40.70 mm
Thickness: 5.80 mm
Finish: Proof Piedfort
Mintage: 35,600
Date Issue: 18-Jan-1999
Issue Price: S$97.85

1999 Singapore Mint 2oz Silver Proof Coin1999 Singapore Mint 2oz Silver Proof Coin1999 Singapore Mint 2oz Silver Proof Coin

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2006 – 2010 Heritage – Orchids of Singapore

Item: 2006 – 2010 Heritage Orchids of Singapore
Denomination: S$5
Weight: 20.00 g, 0.999 Silver 0.643 troy oz
Diameter: 38.70 mm
Thickness: 2.50 mm
Finish: Proof

Date Mintage Issue Price
28-May-2006 8,000 S$133.00
25-Jun-2007 8,000 S$138.00
28-Oct-2008 8,000 S$148.00
28-Aug-2009 8,000 S$148.00
13-Oct-2010 3,000 S$153.00

(2010 sets with NET cards – 188 set, @ S$153)

Recognising the significance of orchids in Singapore’s heritage, the Singapore Botanic Gardens established the Orchid hybridization programme in 1928. This has contributed to a flourishing cut-flower export industry in Singapore, auguring well with the Government’s vision of developing Singapore as a centre for horticulture excellence. Paying homage to these splendid blooms, the Monetary Authority of Singapore is proud to present the Heritage Orchids of Singapore Coin set. Each years issue will feature two different hybrids.

2006
Vanda Tan Chay Yan (KM#256):
This peach-coloured hybrid was awarded a First Class Certificate (FCC) – the highest award given by the Royal Horticultural Society of the UK at the Chelsea Flower Show in England in 1954. It is considered one of the most outstanding hybrids produced in Singapore and has established Singapore firmly on the world orchid map. This timeless beauty is named after the rubber plantation merchant and philanthropist, Tan Chay Yan, the grandson of philanthropist Tan Tock Seng.

Aranda Majula (KM#257):
A fine and fragrant flower with strong colours and good substance, this hybrid was awarded the High Commendation Certificate in 1973 by the Orchid Society of South East Asia for the cultivar ‘Rimau’, which is Malay for Tiger. In 1993, it won a White Ribbon at the 14th World Orchid Conference in Glasgow. Majula means “Let’s prosper in Malay.

2006 Singapore Mint Heritage Orchid Proof Silver Bullion Coin2006 Singapore Mint Heritage Orchid Proof Silver Bullion Coin


2007
Dendrobium Singa Mas (KM#275):
“Singa” is Sanskrit for “Lion” and “Mas” is Malay for “gold”, so this hybrid with its clear yellow colour aptly translates as “Golden Lion”. It is one of the most beautiful hybrids created by the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The 50 cm upright inflorescene bears 15 to 20 well arranged flowers. A light lilac veins the lip, making this orchid hybrid a highly sought after beauty.

Vanda Mimi Palmer (KM#276):
A local favourite, this handsome hybrid’s distinctive tessellated flowers represents a breakthrough in Vanda breeding, where the total flower has strong tessellations. The bluish grey colour tessellations are brilliantly displayed. It has a sweet fragrance which some have likened to the scent of delicious chocolate.

2007 Heritage Orchid Proof Silver Coin Bullion2007 Heritage Orchid Proof Silver Coin Bullion
(images from MAS)
2007 Singapore Mint Heritage Orchid Proof Silver Bullion Coin2007 Singapore Mint Heritage Orchid Proof Silver Bullion Coin


2008
Aranda Tay Swee Eng circa 1965:
Easily recognisable with its distinct tessellations and well-shaped flowers, this hybrid is a local favourite for cut flowers. It is also an award winning hybrid with three of its cultivar being accorded the Award of Merit in 1969 and the High Commendation Certificate in 1980 and 1972 by the Orchid Society of South East Asia.

Oncidium Goldiana circa 1940:
More commonly known as “Golden Shower”, it first flowered in 1939 and turned out to be a very successful hybrid that can be found in almost every florist shop throughout the world. It is also known as the “Dancing Lady” with its tiny yellow flowers shaped like skirted dancing girls.

2008 Heritage Orchid Proof Silver Coin Bullion2008 Heritage Orchid Proof Silver Coin Bullion


2009
Spathoglottis Primrose:
This was the first hybrid of the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ breeding programme initiated by Professor Richard Eric Holttum more than 70 years ago. The seed was sown in May 1929 and the plants first flowered in August 1931. This hybrid is a very robust and free flowering plant, which makes it suitable for growing under tropical conditions.

Vanda Amy:
With a distinctive lip from the influence of one of its parent, Vanda Tricuspidata, this attractive hybrid was one of the earlier hybrid registered and created by John Laycock in 1956, a well known lawyer and one of the founding members of the present Orchid Society of South East Asia. It was named by Mr Laycock for his daughter Amy, who was a City Councillor in the period before independence. This orchid is a terete-leave Vanda that grows and flowers well in the sun.

2009 Singapore Mint Orchid Proof Silver Coin2009 Singapore Mint Orchid Proof Silver Coin


2010
Aranthera Anne Black Circa 1957:
Aranthera Anne Black is the first VIP orchid of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and was named after the lovely wife of Sir Robert Brown Black, the former governor of Singapore. With its unique scorpioid shaped flowers on a long spray together with long extended vase-life, this cultivar is on the list of popular orchids for export.

Aranda Noorah Alsagoff Circa 1972:
Aranda Noorah Alsagoff was first grown in 1972 by Syed Yusof Alsagoff, a leading orchid hybridizer in Singapore. The orchid was named after his beloved daughter. Today, growers regard Yusof Alsagoof’s creation as one that “cannot be matched by another Aranda for its blue shading substance and floral arrangement”.

2010 Heritage Orchid Proof Silver Coin Bullion2010 Heritage Orchid Proof Silver Coin Bullion


2006 Two-In-One Set Box Photos
2006 Singapore Mint Orchid Silver Proof Coins2006 Singapore Mint Orchid Silver Proof Coins2006 Singapore Mint Orchid Silver Proof Coins2006 Singapore Mint Orchid Silver Proof Coins2006 Singapore Mint Orchid Silver Proof Coins2006 Singapore Mint Orchid Silver Proof Coins


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2010 Singapore 45th Years of Independence

Item: Singapore 45 Years of Independence
Denomination: S$5
Weight: 31.103 g, 0.999 Silver 1 troy oz
Size: 51 mm x 30 mm (rectangle)
Thickness: 2.50 mm
Finish: Proof
Mintage: 2,873 (inclusive of 1,985 in 2-in-1 set)
Date Issue: 6-Aug-2010
Issue Price: S$98.00, 2-in-1 set S$138.00

2010 Singapore 45 NDP Proof Silver Bullion Coin 1oz2010 Singapore 45 NDP Proof Silver Bullion Coin 1oz2010 Singapore 45 NDP Proof Silver Bullion Coin 1oz

From The Singapore Mint:

SINGAPORE 1ST-EVER RECTANGULAR COIN! As part of this year’s National Day celebrations, we are proud to present the Singapore 45 Years of Independence Commemorative Coins, with the Silver Proof Coin in an innovative rectangular shape – the first of its kind in Singapore to add to your collection! The centre of the coin is a group of Singaporeans rejoicing at the Padang, the venue of this year’s National Day celebrations. Four of them have been shaded in different colours to depict the 4 main ethnic races in Singapore. Flanking the group of Singaporeans on the left is the logo for this year’s National Day theme, symbolizing aspiration and hope, while the right is an artistic perspective of the City Hall.

From MAS:

The coin design draws inspiration from the 2010 National Day Parade theme, ‘Live Our Dreams, Fly Our Flag’. At the centre of the coin is a group of Singaporeans rejoicing at the Padang, the venue for this year’s National Day celebrations. Flanking the group of Singaporeans on the left is the logo for this year’s National Day theme while to the right is an artistic perspective of the City Hall. The Silver Proof Colour Coin comes in an innovative rectangular shape – the first of its kind in Singapore.

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