Singapore Independence Coins
The Singapore Mint launched
commemorative coins today celebrating
Singapore’s 43 years of independence. $2 silver
and cupro-nickel proof versions were released as
well as a "2-in-1" set containing each.
According to the Mint’s announcement, the
reverse or tails design of the coins bear the
National Day Parade (NDP) logo — a symbol for
the NDP 2008 Theme, "Celebrating the Singapore
It depicts: "five young Singaporeans, reaching
for the stars. This represents the next
generation of Singaporeans, full of energy,
striving for excellence and confident of a
brighter future ahead."
The Singapore Flyer and various NDP parade
activities are also represented on the coins.
The obverse or heads side of the coin includes
an image of the Singapore Arms and the date of
Coin specifications, mint limits and prices
The Mint provided the following specifications
and limits for the coins:
$2 Silver Proof Coin
20 grams of 999 fine silver with full colour
application. Coin diameter of 38.70 mm. Mintage
of 8,000 pieces.
The price is $66 (S), which is about $48 (US).
$2 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin
Proof-like condition with selective colour
application. Coin diameter of 38.70 mm and
weight of 20 grams. Mintage will be based on
The price is $20.50 (S), which is about $15
2-in-1 Coin Set
The above two coins are also available in a
2-in-1 Premium Set, with a low mintage of 2,008
The price for the set is $104 (S), which is
about $76 (US).
The coins may be purchased online through the
The Singapore Mint website.
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