Reproduction of Singapore Currency Images

As notified in Gazette Notification No. 2078 of 11 August 2006 (22.7 KB), reproduction of Singapore currency images for any of the following purposes does not require permission of MAS, provided the conditions set out below are met:

(a) advertisement or publication for educational purposes or in connection with any news or factual article or report;
(b) illustration on any machine that is designed to receive currency notes or coins for its operation, with the purpose of explaining the kind of currency that is accepted by the machine and how the currency note or coin is to be inserted.

Conditions for Currency Reproduction

  1. The use of the reproduction of any currency note or coin:
    (a) shall maintain, and not detract from, the dignity, integrity and image of the currency note or coin.
    (b) shall not have any risk of confusion with genuine currency or coin.
  2. The reproduction of any currency note or coin:
    (a) shall not distort images of the President or any national symbol.
    (b) shall not show the currency note or coin in a manner that is offensive or against public interest.
    (c) shall be on a material which can unambiguously and easily be distinguished from coins, paper notes or polymer notes.
  3. The reproduction of any currency note: 
    (a) shall, unless the reproduction is in an electronic form -
         (i) be at least 150% of both the length and width of the genuine currency note when the reproduction is enlarged; or
         (ii) be not more than 60% of both the length and width of the genuine currency note when the reproduction is reduced in size.
    (b) shall, when the reproduction is enlarged, reduced in size or to be viewed at an angle, be depicted proportionally.
    (c) may be depicted at various angles, except that, where the whole currency note is depicted flat to camera, the reproduction shall contain the word "SPECIMEN" in black and bold lettering diagonally across the reproduction and which shall not cover any part of the portrait. (refer to sample below)
    (d) shall not be by way of duplex printing (that is, nothing shall appear on the reverse of the reproduction that may give the impression that it is a genuine currency note).

Example of Reproduction

The picture below shows an example of a reproduced $10 Portrait polymer note.

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Application for Permission to Reproduce Singapore Currency Images

You must seek approval from MAS to import or manufacture merchandise or products containing a photograph, drawing or design or part thereof used in or on any Singapore currency note or coin or reproduce images of any Singapore currency note or coin for purposes other than those mentioned above.

To apply:

  1. Send your request by email to webmaster@mas.gov.sg .
  2. Include as the subject line: "Application for Permission to Reproduce, Import and/or Manufacture Merchandise/Product containing a Photograph, Drawing or Design or part thereof used in or on any Singapore Currency Note or Coin."