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Managing Dollars and Cents

As at 31 March 2010, the gross and active currency in circulation was S$23.8 billion (see Chart 5) and S$21.2 billion respectively. The gross currency in circulation increased 7.4% over the year, with S$43.6 billion worth of notes and coins issued to banks and S$41.6 billion returned.

In 2009, the total Brunei currency repatriated to the Brunei Currency and Monetary Board was B$826.8 million, B$13.7 million more than in 2008. The amount of Singapore currency repatriated to Singapore decreased by S$0.5 million to S$4.9 million in 2009.

In January 2010, MAS launched a set of commemorative coins to mark the celebration of 50 years of Public Housing in 2010. The design reflected the transition of Singapore’s housing landscape over the past 50 years, from slums and squatter housing to high-rise living in vibrant and sustainable towns.

 
50 Years of Public Housing Commemorative Coin
 
 
 
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