Singapore Mint

March, 2017

Third Native Animals of Singapore set wraps up this unusually shaped series of silver coins

By |2017-03-19T16:42:26+01:00March 17th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Cambodia, Singapore Mint|

Third Native Animals of Singapore set wraps up this unusually shaped series of silver coins. After the sea and the air comes the land. For the third year running, the Singapore Mint is releasing a four-coin set depicting the fauna of this internationally admired city state. Starting in 2014 with marine life and featuring birds in 2015, this new 2016 set, the final one, showcases the mammals [...]

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 [...]

April, 2016

Native Birds of Singapore featured on four wave-shaped silver coins from Cambodia

By |2016-11-05T06:31:08+01:00April 2nd, 2016|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Cambodia, Singapore Mint|

This weekend sees the 2016 Singapore International Coin Fair and as they're on home turf, the Singapore Mint is releasing some fine new silver coins for the event. Last year saw the release of the Singapore Mints first coins issued for Cambodia, and an unusual set it was. The four ½oz coins depicted some of the huge range of marine life species in the waters of Singapore and they all fit [...]

October, 2015

Singapore Mints World Buddha Heritage coin series comes to a close with Shakyamuni trio

By |2016-11-05T06:31:34+01:00October 18th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Gilded, Gold, Bhutan, Silver, Singapore Mint|

An unusual series that has slipped under the radar for many, the Singapore Mints World Buddha Heritage series launched in 2010 and here we are eight coins later with the final release. Available in ¼ oz gold and 1 oz silver versions, each coin has looked at some of the most impressive Buddhist monuments in Asia. Until 2014, the coins followed a strict and unchanging format, both being clean struck with [...]

August, 2015

The Singapore Mint honours Bruce Lee, the legend of movies and martial arts, with two new coins

By |2016-11-05T06:31:47+01:00August 19th, 2015|Categories: Coloured, People, Silver, Niue Island, Singapore Mint|

It's the 75th anniversary of the birth of Bruce Lee. As one of the most recognisable names and faces of the twentieth century, he needs little introduction and is an obvious candidate for some commemorative coins. To date only the Perth Mint has risen to the ocassion with a 1 oz coloured silver coin and a ¼ oz gold. Next up is a country closer to his home, Singapore.

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 [...]

SINGAPORE MINT DEBUTS FIRST MARINE LIFE SET FOR CAMBODIA

By |2016-11-05T06:32:45+01:00December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Cambodia, Singapore Mint|

The Singapore Mint aren't one of the more prolific producers of collectible coins, but they do release some beautiful stuff, and this latest set certainly falls into that category. Billed as an inaugural set in a new series called 'Discovery of Nature' the coins depict some of the marine life around Singapore. Each coin is designed to sit side-by-side and give a wave effect, quite appropriate for the subject, and each carries a [...]

September, 2014

LATEST WORLD BUDDHA HERITAGE RELEASE INCLUDES CONVEX SILVER

By |2016-11-05T06:33:02+01:00September 20th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Gold, Bhutan, Silver, Singapore Mint|

Starting back in 2010 on a two releases per year schedule, the Singapore Mint is ready to release the latest in its series, 'World Buddha Heritage'. Issued for Bhutan, a landlocked country at the eastern end of the Himalayas surrounded by India and China, until 2012  each coin was available in a 1oz silver and in 1/4 and 1/25oz gold variants. In 2012 the release schedule dropped to just one design per year [...]

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