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Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled

Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled
The Singapore Botanic Gardens UNESCO World Heritage Site Commemorative Coin. Photo: Monetary Authority of Singapore
Published: 1:45 PM, November 11, 2016
Updated: 2:19 PM, November 11, 2016

SINGAPORE — A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of the Singapore Botanic Gardens was unveiled on Friday (Nov 11) in celebration of the addition of the gardens into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens UNESCO World Heritage Site Commemorative Coin will be issued, in limited quantities, on Nov 29. Orders have to reach the Singapore Mint by Nov 28. The coins will be subjected to balloting if oversubscribed.

The left side of the coin shows a cluster of rubber trees, while the right side show the iconic white bandstand of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Sprays of the Tiger Orchid line the bottom of the coin.

The Tiger Orchid represents the garden’s long history in orchid cultivation, with the first specimen planted in 1861 still existing today after almost 155 years, said the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only tropical botanic garden in the world to be inscribed into the list.

The commorative coin can be bought individually or as a coin set. Here are the details:

a) 1 troy oz 999 fine silver proof colour coin, retails for S$130. 

The coin weighs 1 troy oz, has a face value of S$5 and a diameter of 40.70mm, with colour application. Mintage: 15,000 pieces

b) 1 troy oz 999 fine silver proof colour coin with third series uncirculated coin set, retails for S$145 

The coin set comprises a 1 troy oz 999 fine silver proof colour coin and the five denominations of the third series UNC circulation coins with the year 2016. The 1 troy oz silver coin in this set is part of the 1 troy oz silver coin mintage that is sold individually. Mintage: 2,000 sets

c) Specially selected 500 Coins of 1 troy oz 999 fine silver proof colour coin, retails for S$170 

Each coin is specially selected for its superior proof quality standard and encased in a slab capsule. It comes with a mint marked security seal for quality assurance. The 1 troy oz silver coin in this slab capsule is part of the 1 troy oz silver coin mintage that is sold individually.

All purchases of the coins will come with a certificate of authenticity.