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Published Date: 10 May 2008


Singapore, 10 May 2008 …The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today launched the 2008 Singapore Identity Plan (Southern Ridges) Coins, the fourth set in a series to commemorate the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) Identity Plan.  

Coin Design

2   The coin designs are based on distinctive features of the four areas in the Southern Ridges cluster – Mount Faber, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. 

3   A common theme that runs through the coins is the architectural designs of two key pedestrian bridges at the Southern Ridges:  the 80m long Alexandra Arch across Alexandra Road which connects to the 1.6km long elevated walkway leading to Telok Blangah Hill Park; and the 274m long Henderson Waves, which spans across Henderson Road to connect Telok Blangah Hill Park to Mount Faber Park. 

4   The obverse of the coins bears the Singapore Arms with the year-date 2008.

Limited Worldwide Mintage

5   The details of the coins are:

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     a) $1 Silver Proof Coin
17.30 grams of 999 fine silver with colour application. Mintage of 8,000 pieces per design only. 
 b) $1 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin
Proof-like condition with selective colour application. Mintage will be based on demand.

6   The 2008 Singapore Identity Plan Coins are also available in premium sets:

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     a) 4-in-1 Silver Proof Coin Set
4 Silver Proof Coins featuring the four areas in the Southern Ridges. Only 800 sets.
b) 4-in-1 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin Set
4 Cupro-Nickel Proof-like Coins featuring the four areas in the Southern Ridges. Only 800 sets.
c) 8-in-1 Set
Consists of 4 Silver Proof Coins and 4 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coins featuring the four areas in the Southern Ridges. Only 88 sets available.

Sale of Coins

7   The coins will be sold by The Singapore Mint.

8   For enquiries and coin orders, the public can contact The Singapore Mint at 6895 0399 / 6566 2626 / 6895 0358 / 6895 0364 or via internet at .

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(a) $1 Silver Proof Coin (Mount Faber)
(b) $1 Silver Proof Coin (Telok Blangah Hill Park)
(c) $1 Silver Proof Coin (Kent Ridge Park)
(d) $1 Silver Proof Coin (Labrador Nature Reserve)


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(e) $1 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin (Mount Faber)
(f) $1 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin (Telok Blangah Hill Park)
(g) $1 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin (Kent Ridge Park)
(h) $1 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin (Labrador Nature Reserve)

Notes to editor:

URA’s Identity Plan aims to keep the unique “spirit” of places that are close to peoples’ hearts, by recognizing, retaining and enhancing certain places that are important to us.  These areas are grouped into various clusters.  The first three sets of coins featuring Old World Charm, Urban Villages and Rustic Coast clusters have already been issued.

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