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Published Date: 30 March 2004

MAS Launches 2004 Sterling Silver Proof Coin Set

Last in the Cultural and Heritage Site Series "Singapore River - Boat Quay in the mid 1900s"

Singapore, 30 March 2004...The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today launched the 2004 Sterling Silver Proof Coin Set in the Cultural and Heritage Site series.  The Sterling Silver Proof Coin Sets first issued in June 2000, features the cultural and heritage series in Singapore.  The current set is the fifth and last set in the series.  It features the Singapore River - Boat Quay in the mid-1900s.  
2   The Singapore 2004 Sterling Silver Proof Coin Set, minted in 925 silver proof condition, consists of 5?, 10?, 20?, 50?, $1 coins and a 12-sided scallop-edged $5 coin.  Also included in the set is a cupro-nickel ingot that features the life and commercial activities revolving round the Singapore River in the mid-1900s.  The ingot is set in sepia tone to give a nostalgic feel for the era.

Limited Worldwide Mintage

3   The 2004 Sterling Silver Proof Coin Set will be limited to a mintage of only 10,000  worldwide.  Each set comes in an elegant wooden case and a Certificate of Authenticity issued by MAS.  The 2004 Sterling Silver Proof Coin Set will be sold at $128.00 each (GST inclusive).

Limited Edition "Cultural and Heritage Site" Series Cards

4   In conjunction with the launch of this set, The Singapore Mint is also issuing a set of "Cultural and Heritage Site" Series cards, comprising a CashCard and an Ez-link card.  The CashCard design depicts the Singapore River today, with modern skyscrapers in the background and preserved old shophouses along the river front - now a vibrant waterfront community lined with chic cafes and restaurants.  The design on the Ez-link card is the same as the ingot's. 

5   The mintage for this 2-card set is limited to 6,000.  The CashCard is also available separately.  The "Cultural and Heritage Site" Series cards set is priced at $36.70 (GST inclusive) while the single CashCard is priced at $16.80 each (GST inclusive).

Special Premium Package

6   A Special Premium Package, comprising a 2004 Sterling Silver Proof Coin Set and the "Cultural and Heritage Site" Series cards set is also available.  The special feature of this package is the matching serial number of the cards set and the Certificate of Authenticity.  The Special Premium Package is priced at $170.00 (GST inclusive). 

Sale of Coins

7   The Coin Sets, CashCards and Ez-link cards will be sold by The Singapore Mint. 

8   Details of the sale and order will be published as follows:-


    * The Straits Times...

Thursday, 1 April 2004

* Lianhe Zaobao...

Thursday, 1 April 2004

Friday, 2 April 2004


9   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 :  6566 2626

    Coin City, Starhub Centre
    51 Cuppage Road #01-07, Singapore 229469
    Tel :  6339 0886

b) MAS Currency House at 109 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118536

10   Orders can also be placed via the Internet at

11   For priority allocation, orders must be received before 16 April 2004.  All order forms can be sent to the above outlets or faxed to The Singapore Mint at 6565 2626 or 6567 2626.  The Singapore Mint can be reached for enquiries at Tel: 6566 2626 / 6895 0350 / 6895 0383 during office hours.