SGD – Singapore Dollar

Monetary System

12.06.1967: 1 Singapore dollar (SGD) = 100 cents

Board of Commissioners of Currency

The Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore (BCCS) was established on 7 April 1967, by the enactment of the Currency Act of 1967.

1999 Portrait Issues

The Portrait series was introduced by the BCCS on 9 September 1999, to usher in the new millennium. Designed by local artist Eng Siak Loy, the banknotes’ fronts feature the portrait of the first president of Singapore, Encik Yusof bin Ishak. The backs contain secondary themes that are linked to his life. The series has a total of seven denominations in general circulation; the 1- and 500-dollar denominations were not carried forward from the preceding Ship series.

Description: 2.00 Dollars   Size: 126 x 63 mm

Purple. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; ; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Education theme; Victoria Bridge School, Old Raffles Institution at Bras Basah Road, and College of Medicine buildings; teacher lecturing to students in “borderless classroom;” lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $2 SINGAPURA $2 新加坡 $2 சிங்கப்பூர் $2. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 126 x 63 mm. Paper.

Description: 5.00 Dollars   Size: 133 x 66 mm

Green. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Garden City; tembusu tree (Fagraea fragrans) at Singapore Botanic Gardens; Vanda Miss Joaquim flowers; skyscraper buildings; lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $5 SINGAPURA $5 新加坡 $5 சிங்கப்பூர் $5. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 133 x 66 mm. Paper.

Description: 10.00 Dollars   Size: 141 x 69 mm

Red. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Sports theme; jogging; tennis; soccer (football); sailing; swimming; lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $10 SINGAPURA $10 新加坡 $10 சிங்கப்பூர் $10. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 141 x 69 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 Dollars   Size: 156 x 74 mm

Blue. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Arts theme; musical instruments (Chinese pipa; Malay kompang, Indian veena, and classical violin); Chen Wen Hsi’s “Gibbons Fetching the Moon from the Water;” Cheong Soo Pieng’s “Drying Salted Fish;” lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $50 SINGAPURA $50 新加坡 $50 சிங்கப்பூர் $50. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 156 x 74 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 Dollars   Size: 162 x 77 mm

Orange. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Youth theme; members of the Singapore Red Cross; Saint John’s Ambulance Bridgade, National Police Cadet Corp officer with sword; tower of the SAFTI (Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute) Military Institute, tower with flag; lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $100 SINGAPURA $100 新加坡 $100 சிங்கப்பூர் $100. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 162 x 77 mm. Paper.

Description: 1,000.00 Dollars   Size: 170 x 83 mm

Purple. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Government theme; Parliament House; Istana (office of the president); Old Supreme Court building; lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $1000 SINGAPURA $1000 新加坡 $1000 சிங்கப்பூர் $1000. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 170 x 83 mm. Paper.

Description: 10,000.00 Dollars   Size: 180 x 90 mm
Information: We do not buy the 10,000 SGD notes

Gold. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Economics theme; microprocessor silicon wafer; partial sequences of two proteins (tyrosine kinase and tyrosine phosphatease); researcher with microscope and computer; lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $10,000 SINGAPURA $10,000 新加坡 $10,000 சிங்கப்பூர் $10,000. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 180 x 90 mm. Paper.
This note was tied with the Brunei 10,000-dollar note for the circulating note with the highest face value in the world.

2000 Commemorative Issues

This 2-dollar note commemorates the new millennium. It’s like the 1999 2-dollar note, but with 2000 logo instead of alphabetic serial number prefix.

Description: 2.00 Dollars   Size: 126 x 63 mm

Purple. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak; red 2000 logo instead of prefix. Back: English text; Education theme; Victoria Bridge School, Old Raffles Institution at Bras Basah Road, and College of Medicine buildings; teacher lecturing to students in “borderless classroom;” lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $2 SINGAPURA $2 新加坡 $2 சிங்கப்பூர் $2. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 126 x 63 mm. Paper.

2002 Numismatic Products

To commemorate the January 2002 appointment of Lee Hsien Loong as chairman of the BCCS, five thousand 50-dollar notes with his signature were paired with notes bearing matching serial numbers and signed by the outgoing chairman, Richard Hu Hsu Tau. The Lee Hsien Loong notes are overprinted with the logos of the BCCS and the MAS at right on the front.

Description: 50.00 Dollars   Size: 156 x 74 mm

Blue. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Arts theme; musical instruments (Chinese pipa; Malay kompang, Indian veena, and classical violin); Chen Wen Hsi’s “Gibbons Fetching the Moon from the Water;” Cheong Soo Pieng’s “Drying Salted Fish;” lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $50 SINGAPURA $50 新加坡 $50 சிங்கப்பூர் $50. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 156 x 74 mm. Paper.

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Prior to 1970, the various monetary functions associated with a central bank were performed by several government departments and agencies. As Singapore progressed, the demands of an increasingly complex banking and monetary environment necessitated streamlining the functions to facilitate the development of a more dynamic and coherent policy on monetary matters. Therefore, parliament passed the Monetary Authority of Singapore Act in 1970, leading to the formation of MAS on 1 January 1971. The MAS Act gave the MAS the authority to regulate all elements of monetary, banking, and financial aspects of Singapore.On 31 March 2003, the Board of Commissioners of Currency Singapore (BCCS) merged with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), which took over the responsibility of banknote issuance.
For more information, visit www.mas.gov.sg.

2004 Issues

This polymer 10-dollar note is the first issue by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Description: 10.00 Dollars   Size: 141 x 69 mm

Red. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; gold lion head; purple 10; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Sports theme; jogging; tennis; soccer (football); sailing; swimming; lion head. Security thread shaped like Singapore island. Watermark (shadow image): Yusof bin Ishak. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

2004 Numismatic Products

This polymer 10-dollar note commemorates the first issue of banknotes by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. These notes overprinted Commemorative First Issue by MAS with MAS prefix were sold for SGD-$35 with booklet.

Description: 10.00 Dollars   Size: 141 x 69 mm

Red. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; gold lion head; Commemorative First Issue by MAS overprint; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Sports theme; jogging; tennis; soccer (football); sailing; swimming; lion head. Security thread shaped like Singapore island. Watermark (shadow image): Yusof bin Ishak. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

2004 – 2015 Issues

These notes are like the preceding Portrait series, but reflect the new name of the issuer, the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
At some point in the late 2000s, the MAS began including symbols on the back of the notes to indicate new printings. The first issue under a given signature has no symbol. Subsequent printings have one or two symbols, solid or hollow.

Description: 2.00 Dollars   Size: 126 x 63 mm

Purple. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Education theme; Victoria Bridge School, Old Raffles Institution at Bras Basah Road, and College of Medicine buildings; teacher lecturing to students in “borderless classroom;” lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $2 SINGAPURA $2 新加坡 $2 சிங்கப்பூர் $2. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 126 x 63 mm. Paper.

Description: 5.00 Dollars   Size: 133 x 66 mm

Green. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Garden City; tembusu tree (Fagraea fragrans) at Singapore Botanic Gardens; Vanda Miss Joaquim flowers; skyscraper buildings; lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $5 SINGAPURA $5 新加坡 $5 சிங்கப்பூர் $5. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 133 x 66 mm. Paper.

Description: 10.00 Dollars   Size: 141 x 69 mm

Red. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; brown 10; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Sports theme; jogging; tennis; soccer (football); sailing; swimming; lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $10 SINGAPURA $10 新加坡 $10 சிங்கப்பூர் $10. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 141 x 69 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 Dollars   Size: 156 x 74 mm

Blue. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Arts theme; musical instruments (Chinese pipa; Malay kompang, Indian veena, and classical violin); Chen Wen Hsi’s “Gibbons Fetching the Moon from the Water;” Cheong Soo Pieng’s “Drying Salted Fish;” lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $50 SINGAPURA $50 新加坡 $50 சிங்கப்பூர் $50. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 156 x 74 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 Dollars   Size: 162 x 77 mm

Orange. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Youth theme; members of the Singapore Red Cross; Saint John’s Ambulance Bridgade, National Police Cadet Corp officer with sword; tower of the SAFTI (Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute) Military Institute, tower with flag; lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $100 SINGAPURA $100 新加坡 $100 சிங்கப்பூர் $100. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 162 x 77 mm. Paper.

Description: 1,000.00 Dollars   Size: 170 x 83 mm

Purple. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; Kinegram holographic patch; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Government theme; Parliament House; Istana (office of the president); Old Supreme Court building; lion head. Windowed security thread with demetalized SINGAPORE $1000 SINGAPURA $1000 新加坡 $1000 சிங்கப்பூர் $1000. Watermark: Yusof bin Ishak with electrotype braille codes. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruck). 170 x 83 mm. Paper.

2006 – 2020 Polymer Issues

Apparently pleased with the public acceptance of the polymer 10-dollar note issued in 2004, MAS began issuing other denominations on polymer in 2006. These notes are similar to the paper versions of the preceding notes, but have a new signature in addition to different security features necessitated by the change in substrate.

Description: 2.00 Dollars   Size: 126 x 63 mm

Purple. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; gold lion head; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Education theme; Victoria Bridge School, Old Raffles Institution at Bras Basah Road, and College of Medicine buildings; teacher lecturing to students in “borderless classroom;” lion head. Security thread shaped like Singapore island. Watermark (shadow image): Yusof bin Ishak. Printer: (Orell Füssli Security Printing). 126 x 63 mm. Polymer.

Description: 5.00 Dollars   Size: 133 x 66 mm

Green. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; gold lion head; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Garden City; tembusu tree (Fagraea fragrans) at Singapore Botanic Gardens; Vanda Miss Joaquim flowers; skyscraper buildings; lion head. Security thread shaped like Singapore island. Watermark (shadow image): Yusof bin Ishak. Printer: (Orell Füssli Security Printing). 133 x 66 mm. Polymer.

Description: 10.00 Dollars   Size: 141 x 69 mm

Red. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; gold lion head; brown 10; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Sports theme; jogging; tennis; soccer (football); sailing; swimming; lion head. Security thread shaped like Singapore island. Watermark (shadow image): Yusof bin Ishak. Printer: (Orell Füssli Security Printing). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

2007 Commemorative Issues

This 20-dollar note commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Brunei and Singapore. The notes were unveiled 27 June 2007, but were not available to the public until 16 July.

Description: 20.00 Dollars   Size: 149 x 72 mm

Yellow. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; gold lion head; Dendrobium Puan Noor Aishah orchids; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Singapore’s esplanade and buildings along the city’s waterfront; Singapore and Brunei coats of arms; the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque; Royal Barge; Water Village. Security thread shaped like Singapore island. Watermark (shadow image): Yusof bin Ishak. Printer: (Note Printing Australia). 149 x 72 mm. Polymer.

2007 Numismatic Products

These notes commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Brunei and Singapore. A total of 12,000 overprinted sets of Singapore and Brunei notes bearing matching serial numbers and BND/SGD prefixes were sold for SGD-$88. 10,000 sets were allocated to Singapore and the remaining 2,000 sets went to Brunei. Although the notes contained in the sets are the same, the folders are different. As a result, the Brunei sets command a premium over the Singapore sets due to their relative rarity.

Description: 20 MYR-Malaysian Ringit and 20 SGD-Singapore Dollar

Brown 40TH Anniversary Currency Interchangeability Agreementovpt on Brunei note and red 40th Anniversary Currency Interchangeability Agreement ovpt on Singapore note. Prefix SGD. Intro: 27.06.2007.

2015 Commemorative Issues

These notes commemorate SG50, Singapore’s 50 years of nation-building. Designed by local artists Chua Mia Tee, Eng Siak Loy, Weng Ziyan, and Fabian Lim, the notes depict significant milestones and achievements in Singapore’s history, the multiracialism that defines the nation, and the values and aspirations that underpin Singapore’s progress. The front of the notes feature the portrait of Yusof Ishak, Singapore’s first president.
The five 10-dollar notes have a common front design and varying back designs depicting the theme “Vibrant Nation, Endearing Home.” Each note reflects a value or aspiration that defines this theme.
The 50-dollar note highlights Singapore’s history, transformation, and future. It shows the late Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, shouting “Merdeka!” – the rallying cry of the independence struggle. The note makes distinctive use of the color gold, reflecting Singapore’s Golden Jubilee.
Both denominations have security features that are the first of their kind in the world to be used on banknotes. The 10-dollar notes have a security stripe with a “switching effect” which features the Singapore coat of arms, SG50 logo, and the years 1965 and 2015. The security stripe on the 50-dollar note has a unique see-through feature with “image movement effects” that create depth to the image of Lee Kuan Yew. The SG50 logo has “color-switching effects,” with the year flipping from 1965 to 2015.
A total of 75 million 10-dollar notes and 20 million 50-dollar notes were issued at face value for circulation. The notes were unveiled 18 August 2015, but were not available to the public until 20 August. 2.8 million specially-designed folders to keep the commemorative notes were made available free to members of the public. Apparently the name of president Yusof Ishak is misspelt “Yusok Ishak” in the folders carrying the notes and in an enclosed booklet. The notes themselves, however, feature the correct spelling. The Monetary Authority of Singapore says it will print stickers to cover the mistake with the correct spelling.

Description: 10.00 Dollars   Size: 141 x 69 mm

Red. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; gold lion head; brown 10; Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid flower; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; …regardless of race, language or religion…; orchid flower pattern underprint; eight boys and girls wearing tee shirts and shorts; lion head. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Outline map of Singapore. Printer: (Unknown). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

Description: 10.00 Dollars   Size: 141 x 69 mm

Red. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; gold lion head; brown 10; Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid flower; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Opportunities for All; orchid flower pattern underprint; soccer (football) coach and three players; construction worker with blueprint; dancer; scientist with beakers and test tubes; chef wearing toque stirring wok, boy in wheelchair and two seated girls; financial trader with keyboard and stock charts on monitors; teacher pointing to Singapore on globe; lion head. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Outline map of Singapore. Printer: (Unknown). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

Description: 10.00 Dollars   Size: 141 x 69 mm

Red. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; gold lion head; brown 10; Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid flower; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Strong Families; orchid flower pattern underprint; man reading book to child sitting in lap; man, woman, and child riding tandom bicycle with building cityscape in background; extended family seated with 50th Anniversary cake; man and woman fixing epaulettes on soldier’s uniform; lion head. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Outline map of Singapore. Printer: (Unknown). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

Description: 10.00 Dollars   Size: 141 x 69 mm

Red. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; gold lion head; brown 10; Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid flower; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Safe and Secure; orchid flower pattern underprint; Citizens on Patrol consulting brochure with police officers; solider with binoculars; soldier with clenched hand over heart; woman carrying duffle bag; pilot in flight suit; firefighter with walkie talkie; five fighter jets; lion head. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Outline map of Singapore. Printer: (Unknown). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

Description: 10.00 Dollars   Size: 141 x 69 mm

Red. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; coat of arms; lion head as registration device; gold lion head; brown 10; Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid flower; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Caring Community, Active Citizenry; orchid flower pattern underprint; two women and one man with shovel planting tree sapling; man and woman visiting elderly seated woman; two women with rollers and one man with brush painting walls and window trim; lion head. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Outline map of Singapore. Printer: (Unknown). 141 x 69 mm. Polymer.

Description: 50.00 Dollars   Size: 156 x 74 mm

Gold, green, and red. Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, shouting “Merdeka!” – the rallying cry of independence struggle; four children; coat of arms; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; Orchid flower pattern underprint; modern buildings, automobile bridge, and four kayaks in Punggol New Town; soldiers marching past reviewing stand and flag during First National Day Parade 1966. No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): None. Printer: (Unknown). 156 x 74 mm. Polymer.

2015 Numismatic Products

An exclusive collection of limited edition SGD-$50 numismatic currency sets are available for sale through Noel Gifts International Ltd. (www.sgnumismatic.com). Six of these numismatic products contain uncut sheets of three banknotes, and as such aren’t included in this catalog.

2017 Commemorative Issues

This 50-dollar note commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Brunei and Singapore. Brunei introduced one million notes, and Singapore introduced two million notes, all at face value. Banks in both countries offered sets of notes in complimentary folders. The commemorative notes were jointly designed by Abdul Ajihis Haji Terawih, Eng Siak Loy, and Weng Ziyan.

Description: 50.00 Dollars   Size: 158 x 75 mm

Gold, brown, green, purple, and red. Front: Malay text; Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid and simpur gajah (riverside simpur) flower; Istana Nurul Iman (Palace of the Faith Light), Brunei and Istana (office of the president), Singapore; Brunei coat of arms; Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English and Malay text; four standing Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Singapore Armed Forces soldiers wearing ceremonial uniforms, holding swords (defense); gazebo in Botanic Gardens, Singapore and rope suspension bridge in Ulu Temburong National Park, Brunei (tourism); four seated students reading open books (education). No security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Unknown. Printer: (Unknown). 158 x 75 mm. Polymer (Guardian).
This note was honored with the Best Applied Security Product award at the Excellence in Holography Awards 2017 for its use of CCL Secure’s color-shifting Latitude feature.

2017 Numismatic Products

A total of 50,000 sets of Brunei and Singapore notes bearing matching serial numbers and CIA prefixes were sold for S$300 (US$220) each. Uncut sheets of 3, 8, and 40 notes were also packaged for sale as numismatic products.

2019 Commemorative Issues

This 20-dollar note commemorates Singapore’s bicentennial. The back of the note showcases eight pioneering individuals who were part of a broad cast who arrived from different lands and made significant contributions to nation building in diverse areas ranging from education, culture, and community service to sports and defending Singapore. This note was designed by Eng Siak Loy and Weng Ziyan. Two million notes were initially introduced into circulation at face value, packaged with a special folder, but due to strong demand, an additional two million notes were printed, followed by another four million notes. Furthermore, 5,000 uncut sheets of three notes are sold as numismatic products.

Description: 20.00 Dollars   Size: 162 x 77 mm

Red. Front: English text; coat of arms; former Supreme Court and City Hall (now National Gallery Singapore); Yusof bin Ishak. Back: English text; present-day Singapore with Singapore River flowing into old Singapore waterfront; Munshi Abdullah, Henry Nicholas Ridley, Tan Kah Kee, P. Govindasamy Pillai, Teresa Hsu Chih, Alice Pennefather, Adnan Saidi, Ruth Wong Hie King. No security thread. Watermark: None. Printer: (Oberthur). 162 x 77 mm. Polymer (Guardian).
This note won the Best Applied Security Product at the Excellence in Holography Awards 2019 for its use of Leonard Kurz’s KINEGRAM COLORS with FLUX Effect.