Singapore

December, 2016

Silver coin marks the Singapore Botanical Gardens new UNESCO status

By |2016-12-01T13:14:40+01:00December 1st, 2016|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Singapore Mint, Singapore|

Silver coin marks the Singapore Botanical Gardens new UNESCO status. Singapore has long had a love for its botanical spaces, no doubt a result of the high population density. Having lost 95% of its historical forest areas, over half of the naturally occurring flora and fauna now reside in nature reserves. In 1967 the Singapore government introduced measures to make the country a garden city and [...]

June, 2016

The Splendour of Native Orchids collected by Singapore Mint

By |2016-11-05T06:30:54+01:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Singapore Mint, Singapore|

The Singapore Mint has expanded upon its five-year programme of two-per-year Orchid coins with a new collection containing revised versions of the ten released between 2011 and 2015. The Orchids of Singapore series was comprised of individually packaged, or boxed pairs, very well presented in themed Nimbus-style latex frames. Struck to a proof standard in one-ounce of fine (0.999) silver, each coin depicted one of the myriad of beautiful orchids for [...]

December, 2014

THE SINGAPORE MINT RELEASES EIGHT NEW LUNAR GOAT COINS

By |2016-11-05T06:32:39+01:00December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Singapore Mint, Singapore|

The Singapore Mint has released its lunar range for the Year of the Goat and it comprises eight coins, all of the same design. Having been in the lunar game considerably longer than most, these coins actually represents the eleventh issue in their third cycle of Chinese lunars, thus their 35th annual release. The previous cycles have been collected into fascinating 13-piece puzzle coins and we've already covered the release of them in [...]

SINGAPORE RELEASES SECOND ALMANAC 13-PIECE LUNAR PUZZLE COIN

By |2016-11-05T06:32:41+01:00December 11th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Gilded, Silver, Singapore Mint, Singapore|

The Singapore Mint has released the second of its Lunar Almanac coins following on from a debut release last year. Struck in 0.999 fine silver, and made from thirteen individual pieces totalling eight-ounces, the whole locks together like a puzzle to form a single round coin. The central part of the coin weighs approx 2oz and features a Peony. Unlike last years coin, this one is gilded in commemoration of Singapores 50th anniversary [...]

July, 2014

ORCHIDS FROM SINGAPORE MINT INCLUDE BEST QUALITY COINS PRE-SLABBED

By |2016-11-05T06:33:17+01:00July 6th, 2014|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Singapore Mint, Singapore|

The Singapore Mint doesn't release a large number of coins each year, but those they do produce are of a high quality and often have innovative packaging. This particular series, Native Orchids of Singapore, started back in 2011 and they were among the first to use the latex Nimbus frames to display the coins, something becoming more popular today. Now the series is on it's fourth annual release and as before there are several [...]

November, 2013

NEW RELEASE: SINGAPORE MINT LUNAR HORSES LED FROM THE PADDOCK

By |2016-11-05T06:33:55+01:00November 28th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Singapore Mint, Singapore|

Another of the national mints has released its Lunar range of gold and silver coins; this time the Singapore Mint. It's a straightforward affair, available in gold, silver and coloured-silver, and in a range of sizes from fractionals up to a kilo. All are packaged in a good-looking red, octagonal box. Also released are some sets, a couple of which incorporate a floral ingot showing a pair of horses appearing from a field of peonies. [...]

NEW RELEASE: SINGAPORE MINT STRIKES A 1/4-KILO LUNAR PUZZLE

By |2016-11-05T06:33:55+01:00November 25th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Silver, Singapore Mint, Singapore|

The Lunar coin market is one that thrives on variety. You could argue that in many cases it's the logical way to stand out in a crowded market, and a quick look at our Year of the Horse Guide will show you just how crowded it can be. There are everything from simple proof coins, to ones containing who knows what, but there's no end to the imagination, so now we have the [...]