MAS Launches National University of Singapore Centennial Commemorative Coins
Singapore, 2 July 2005...Senior Minister and Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Goh Chok Tong today launched the National University of Singapore (NUS) Centennial Commemorative Coins at the NUS Centennial Celebration dinner.
2 NUS started as a small medical college in 1905. Today, it is internationally acknowledged as a global university with affiliations to the leading institutions around the world. Besides the Centennial coins to commemorate the institution's 100 years, NUS will be organising a series of activities to showcase its global excellence, academic distinction, cultural vibrancy and rich heritage.
3 The coin design was based on the winning entry by Mr Wong Chung Hau and Ms Aw-Yeong Yan Yan in a coin design competition organised by NUS for its students, alumni members and staff.
4 The design includes the following elements:
5 The obverse of the coin bears the Singapore Arms with the year-date 2005.
Limited Worldwide Mintage
6 The coins will be issued on 2 July 2005. The details of the coins are:
Sale of Coins
7 The coins will only be sold by The Singapore Mint and NUS.
8 Order forms can be obtained from:
9 Orders can also be placed via the Internet at www.mint.com.sg.
10 Mail orders must reach The Singapore Mint before 22 July 2005. Order forms can be sent to the above outlets or faxed to The Singapore Mint at 6565 2626 or 6567 2626. For enquiries, you can contact The Singapore Mint at Tel: 6566 2626 / 6895 0386 / 6895 0350 during office hours.
(a) $10 Silver Proof Coin