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Published Date: 11 July 2012

MAS Launches the Singapore 47 Years of Independence Commemorative Coins

Singapore, 11 July 2012…The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today launched the Singapore 47 years of Independence Commemorative Coins.
Coin Design

2   The coin design draws inspiration from the 2012 National Day Parade (NDP) theme, ‘Loving Singapore, Our Home’. It depicts children from the four main ethnic backgrounds rejoicing at The Float @ Marina Bay, the venue of NDP celebrations this year. The number ‘47’ is stylised as a folded ribbon at the left side of the coin.

3   The Silver Proof coin comes in a unique heart shape, the first of its kind in Singapore.

4   The obverse of the coin bears the Singapore Arms with the year-date 2012.
Limited Worldwide Mintage

5   The coins will be issued on Friday, 3 August 2012. The details of the coins are as follows:

a. $5 Silver Proof Coin
31.10 grams of 999 fine silver with full colour application. Coin size of 42.87mm x 39.47mm.  Mintage of 5,000 pieces.

b. $2 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin
Proof-like condition with selective colour application. Coin diameter of 38.7mm.  Mintage of 6,000 pieces.

c. 2-in-1 Coin Set
The premium set with a limited mintage of 2012 sets comprises a $5 Silver Proof Coin and a $2 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin.  The coins in this set form part of the mintage for the individual coins.

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 / 6222 2486 / 6238 9890 / 6895 0288 / 6895 0358, or .


 (a) $5 Silver Proof Coin

 (b) $2 Cupro-Nickel

Proof-Like Coin

 (c) 2-in-1 Coin Set