Coin set issued to coincide with Singapore's 39th birthday
Singapore, 30 June 2004...The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today launched the 2004 Base Metal Proof Coin Set.
2 The Singapore 2004 Base Metal Proof Set features coins with a mirror-like finishing. Based on the flora series design currently in circulation, the set was first issued in 2003. It consists of the 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢ and $1 coins as well as a 12-sided scallop-edged $5 coin.
3 As coins form an integral part of our nation's heritage, the coin set will be issued on 2 August 2004 to coincide with Singapore's 39th National Day Celebrations.
Limited Worldwide Mintage
4 The mintage of the coin set is limited to 20,000 worldwide. Each set comes in a special box with a Certificate of Authenticity issued by MAS.
5 The 2004 Base Metal Proof coin set will be sold at $48.00 each (GST inclusive).
Special Coin Sets
6 The Singapore Mint has also put together two special coin sets: "Our Progressive Nation" Collectible Set and "Together, A New Singapore" Collectible Set.
7 "Our Progressive Nation" Collectible Set comprises the 2004 Base Metal Proof Coins and a 2004 24 K Gold-Plated Medallion with Colour Application featuring the 2004 National Day Parade Logo. This set is priced at $88 (GST inclusive) and the mintage is limited to 5,000.
8 "Together, A New Singapore" Collectible Set consists of the 2004 Base Metal Proof coins and 8gm 999 Silver Proof-Like Medallion with Colour Application featuring the 2004 National Day Parade Logo. It is priced at $108 (GST inclusive) and the mintage is limited to 1,000 sets.
Sale of Coin Sets
9 The coin sets will be sold by The Singapore Mint. Details of the sale and order will be published in the following:
* The Straits Times
Monday, 5 July 2004
* Lianhe Zaobao
Tuesday, 6 July 2004
* Lianhe Zaobao, Classifieds
Friday, 16 July 2004
10 Order forms can be obtained from:
a) The Singapore Mint retail outlets at:
The Singapore Mint Coin Gallery 20 Teban Gardens Crescent, Singapore 608928 Tel : +65 6566 262
Coin City, Starhub Centre 51 Cuppage Road #01-07, Singapore 229469 Tel : +65 6339 0886
b) MAS Currency House at 109 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118536
12 For priority allocation, orders must be received before 22 July 2004. All order forms can be sent to the above outlets or faxed to The Singapore Mint at +65 6565 2626 or +65 6567 2626. The Singapore Mint can be reached for enquiries at Tel: +65 6566 2626 / 6895 0350 / 6895 0383 during office hours.