MAS Unveils 2019 Year of the Boar Chinese Almanac Coins

Singapore, 21 November 2018…The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today unveiled the 2019 Year of the Boar Almanac coins, the third issue in the Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series. The coins will be issued on 1 January 2019.

2   The Series is issued over a span of 12 years, from 2017 to 2028. Each year’s issue depicts a zodiac animal in a park or natural landscape setting in Singapore.

2019 Year of the Boar Coins

3   The 2019 Year of the Boar coins will feature the Boar with the island of Pulau Ubin in the background.

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 2019.

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 16 December 2018. The coins will be subjected to balloting if oversubscribed.

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Annex

About Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin is Singapore’s second largest offshore island with rich natural biodiversity. A trip to the rustic island begins and ends with an iconic bum-boat ride between Changi and Pulau Ubin. The boomerang-shaped 1,020-hectare Pulau Ubin lies on the Straits of Johor off the North-eastern coast of mainland Singapore.

Previously known as Granite Island (“Chieo Suar” 石山), Pulau Ubin used to be one of the main granite quarrying sites in Singapore. Pulau Ubin’s granite was used to build historically important structures such as Horsburgh Lighthouse on Pedra Branca (1851), Fort Canning (1858) and the Causeway between Singapore and Malaysia (1923).

A large part of Pulau Ubin has been designated as Nature Area. The island is home to over 720 native plant species, including at least eight not found elsewhere in Singapore. Diverse fauna can be found here including rare wildlife such as the Greater Mousedeer, Leopard Cat, Asian Small-clawed Otter and the Great-billed Heron. Most recently, five new species of fauna were recorded for Singapore at Pulau Ubin. Also located at Pulau Ubin is Chek Jawa Wetlands, a unique intertidal area where six major distinct habitats (sandy beach, rocky beach, seagrass lagoon, coral rubble, mangroves and coastal forest) meet and mix within a small area.

Details of the 2019 Year of the Boar 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: 50,000 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 Boar is featured in full colour. Mintage: 20,000 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: 12,000 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 45 mm. The Boar is featured in full colour. Mintage: 12,000 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. 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 2019 Year of the Boar 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 21/11/2018