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Published Date: 28 July 2010

MAS Launches the Singapore 45 Years of Independence Commemorative Coins

Singapore, 28 July 2010…The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today launched the Singapore 45 Years of Independence Commemorative Coins.

Coin Design

2     The coin design draws inspiration from the 2010 National Day Parade theme, 'Live Our Dreams, Fly Our Flag'. At the centre of the coin is a group of Singaporeans rejoicing at the Padang, the venue for this year's National Day celebrations. Flanking the group of Singaporeans on the left is the logo for this year's National Day theme while to the right is an artistic perspective of the City Hall.

3     The Silver Proof Colour Coin comes in an innovative rectangular shape - the first of its kind in Singapore.

4     The obverse of the coin bears the Singapore Arms with the year-date 2010.

Limited Worldwide Mintage

5     The coins will be issued on Friday, 6 August 2010. The details of the coins are as follows:

a) $5 Silver Proof Colour Coin
    31.10 grams of 999 fine silver with full colour application. Coin size of 51mm x 30mm.
    Mintage of 5,000 pieces.

b) $2 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Colour Coin
    Proof-Like condition with selective colour application. Coin diameter of 38.70mm.
    Mintage of 6,000 pieces.

c) 2-in-1 Coin Set
    The coin set consists of a $5 Silver Proof Colour Coin and a $2 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Colour Coin.
    Limited mintage of 2,010 sets.

Sale of Coins

6     The coins will be sold by The Singapore Mint. For enquiries and coin orders, the public can contact The Singapore Mint at 6566 2626 / 6339 0886 / 6895 0288 / 6222 2486 / 6895 0358, or .


$2 Cupro Nickel Proof Colour Coin

$2 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Colour Coin


$5 Silver Proof Colour Coin

$5 Silver Proof Colour Coin