MAS Unveils 2018 Year of the Dog Chinese Almanac Coins

Singapore, 22 November 2017…The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today unveiled the 2018 Year of the Dog Almanac coins, the second issue in the Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series. The coins will be issued on 5 January 2018.

2   The Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series will span 12 years, from 2017 to 2028. Each year’s issue will depict a zodiac animal in a park or natural landscape setting in Singapore.

2018 Year of the Dog Coins

3   The 2018 Year of the Dog coins will feature the Dog with the Singapore Botanic Gardens in the background. With more than 150 years of history, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is also Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4   The coins will be available in 10 different versions, comprising various metallic compositions, minting relief effects and shapes. Special premium sets consisting of various coin combinations will also be available. 

5   The obverse of the coins bears the Singapore Coat of Arms with the year 2018.

6   More details of the coins are in the Annex.

Sale of Coins

7   The coins will be sold by The Singapore Mint. For enquiries and orders, the public can contact The Singapore Mint at 6566 2626 / 6895 0288 / 6222 2486 / 6336 2878 / 6634 2009 or via the internet at www.singaporemint.com.

8   Orders must reach The Singapore Mint by 15 December 2017. The coins will be subjected to balloting if oversubscribed.

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Annex

About the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Since its establishment in 1859, the 82-hectare Singapore Botanic Gardens holds a unique and significant place in the history of Singapore and the South East Asian region. Well-known for its iconic bandstand and orchid breeding and hybridization efforts, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is a place of culture, science and heritage much cherished and valued by generations of Singaporeans.

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

Details of the 2018 Year of the Dog Coins

The specifications of the coins are listed below. All of the coins, except (a), are accompanied by a serialised certificate of authenticity. The mintage is inclusive of coins that are sold individually and in sets.

a. Nickel-plated Zinc Proof-like Coin
Nickel-plated zinc coin with a face value of $2 in a round shape with a diameter of 40.70 mm. Mintage: 60,000 pieces

b. ¼ troy oz Silver Proof-like Colour Coin
999 fine silver coin with face value of $2 in a round shape with a diameter of 27 mm. The Dog is featured in full colour. Mintage: 30,000 pieces

c. 1 troy oz Silver Proof Coin
999 fine silver coin with face value of $5 in an octagonal shape with a diameter of 45 mm. Mintage: 15,000 pieces

d. 1 troy oz Silver Proof Colour Coin
999 fine silver coin with face value of $5 in a floral shape with a diameter of of 45 mm. The Dog is featured in full colour. Mintage: 15,000 pieces

e. 5 troy oz Silver Proof Coin
999 fine silver coin with face value of $20 in a round shape with a diameter of 65 mm. Mintage: 500 pieces

f. 1 kilogram Silver Proof-like Coin
999 fine silver coin with a face value of $80 in a rectangular shape with a dimension of 114.50 mm x 60.50 mm. Limited mintage: 200 pieces

g. 1 gram Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
999.9 fine gold coin with a face value of $5 in a rectangular shape with a dimension of 8.70 mm x 15 mm. Mintage: 3,000 pieces

h. ¼ troy oz Gold Proof Coin
999.9 fine gold coin with a face value of $20 in a round shape with a diameter of 21.96 mm. Mintage: 1,500 pieces

i. 1 troy oz Gold Proof Coin
999.9 fine gold coin with a face value of $100 in an octagonal shape with a diameter of 40 mm. Mintage: 1,000 pieces

j. 5 troy oz Gold Proof Coin
999.9 fine gold coin with a face value of $200 in a round shape with a diameter of 60 mm. Mintage: 100 pieces

The 2018 Year of the Dog coins are also available in premium sets. Each coin set comes with a serialised certificate of authenticity.

a. Silver 2-Coin Set
Consists of a 1 troy oz Silver Proof Colour coin and a 1 troy oz Silver Proof coin. Limited to 2,000 sets.

b. Silver 3-Coin Set
Consists of a 1 troy oz Silver Proof Colour coin, a 1 troy oz Silver Proof coin, and a ¼ troy oz Silver Proof-Like Colour coin. Limited to 2,000 sets.

c. Gold & Silver 3-Coin Set
Consists of a 1 troy oz Gold Proof coin, a 1 troy oz Silver Proof Colour coin and a 1 troy oz Silver Proof coin. Limited to 500 sets.

d. Gold & Silver 5 oz 2-Coin Set
Consists of a 5 troy oz Gold Proof coin and a 5 troy oz Silver Proof coin. They are positioned to form the auspicious figure ‘8’. Limited to 50 sets.

The images of the coins and coin sets are shown below.

Nickel-plated Zinc Proof-like Coin

 
¼ troy oz Silver Proof-like Colour Coin

 
1 troy oz Silver Proof Coin

             
1 troy oz Silver Proof Colour Coin

 
5 troy oz Silver Proof Coin

1 kilogram Silver Proof-like Coin

 
1 gram Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

    
¼ troy oz Gold Proof Coin

 
1 troy oz Gold Proof Coin
 


5 troy oz Gold Proof Coin


Silver 2-Coin Set


Silver 3-Coin Set


Gold & Silver 3-Coin Set


Gold & Silver 5 oz 2-Coin Set

Last Modified on 22/11/2017