Numismatic Notes and Coins
Besides its main role of issuing currency for circulation, MAS also issues numismatic notes and coins to cater to collectors and to commemorate significant events, particularly Singapore's achievements in various fields. These numismatic issues are very well received by collectors.
The first numismatic coin was issued in 1969, a $150 gold coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of modern Singapore. Since then, numismatic coins struck in platinum, gold, silver and cupro-nickel have been issued in limited mintages to meet demands of numismatists.
The first numismatic note issued was the $50 polymer note to commemorate Singapore's 25-year of Independence in 1990.