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Published Date: 19 November 2020

MAS Unveils 2021 Year of the Ox Chinese Almanac Coins

Singapore, 19 November 2020…The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today unveiled the 2021 Year of the Ox Almanac coins, the fifth issue in the Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin SeriesThe Series was launched in 2017 and a new coin will be issued each year over a span of 12 years to 2028. Each year’s issue depicts a zodiac animal in a park or natural landscape setting in Singapore.. The 10 versions of the collectible coins will be issued on 1 January 2021.

2021 Year of the Ox Coins

2   The 2021 coins feature the Ox against the backdrop of the rustic Coney Island Park , one of Singapore’s ecologically sustainable parks with rich biodiversity. The obverse of each coin bears the Singapore Coat of Arms with the year 2021.

3   The coins comprise different metallic compositions, shapes and minting relief effects. Special premium sets comprising various coin combinations will also be on sale. More details of the coins are in the Annex.

Sale of Coins

4   The coins will be sold by The Singapore Mint. Pre-orders can be placed with The Singapore Mint from 19 November to 20 December 2020. The coins will be allocated by balloting if oversubscribed.

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Annex

About Coney Island Park

Coney Island Park is an 81 hectare rustic green sanctuary located off the north eastern coast of Singapore. It is an ecologically sustainable park that houses a wide variety of habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and casuarina woodlands. It is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora, including some species which are critically endangered.

Source: National Parks Board

Details of the 2021 Year of the Ox Coins

The specifications of the coins are listed below. All of the coins, except (a), are accompanied by a serialised certificate of authenticity. The number of coins minted (mintage) is inclusive of coins that are sold individually and in sets.

a. Nickel-plated Zinc Proof-like Coin
Nickel-plated zinc coin with a face value of $2 in a round shape with a diameter of 40.70 mm. Mintage: 50,000 pieces

b. ¼ troy oz Silver Proof-like Colour Coin
999 fine silver coin with face value of $2 in a round shape with a diameter of 27 mm. The Ox is featured in full colour. Mintage: 20,000 pieces

c. 1 troy oz Silver Proof Coin
999 fine silver coin with face value of $5 in an octagonal shape with a diameter of 45 mm. Mintage: 12,000 pieces

d. 1 troy oz Silver Proof Colour Coin
999 fine silver coin with face value of $5 in a floral shape with a diameter of 45 mm. The Ox is featured in full colour. Mintage: 12,000 pieces

e. 5 troy oz Silver Proof Coin
999 fine silver coin with face value of $20 in a round shape with a diameter of 65 mm. Mintage: 500 pieces

f. 1 kilogram Silver Proof-like Coin
999 fine silver coin with a face value of $80 in a rectangular shape with a dimension of 114.50 mm x 60.50 mm. Mintage: 200 pieces

g. 1 gram Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
999.9 fine gold coin with a face value of $5 in a rectangular shape with a dimension of 8.70 mm x 15 mm. Mintage: 3,000 pieces

h. ¼ troy oz Gold Proof Coin
999.9 fine gold coin with a face value of $20 in a round shape with a diameter of 21.96 mm. Mintage: 1,500 pieces

i. 1 troy oz Gold Proof Coin
999.9 fine gold coin with a face value of $100 in an octagonal shape with a diameter of 40 mm. Mintage: 1,000 pieces

j. 5 troy oz Gold Proof Coin
999.9 fine gold coin with a face value of $200 in a round shape with a diameter of 60 mm. Mintage: 100 pieces

The 2021 Year of the Ox coins are also available in premium sets. Each coin set comes with a serialised certificate of authenticity.

a. Silver 2-Coin Set
Consists of a 1 troy oz Silver Proof Colour coin and a 1 troy oz Silver Proof coin. Limited to 2,000 sets.

b. Silver 3-Coin Set
Consists of a 1 troy oz Silver Proof Colour coin, a 1 troy oz Silver Proof coin, and a ¼ troy oz Silver Proof-Like Colour coin. Limited to 2,000 sets.

c. Gold & Silver 3-Coin Set
Consists of a 1 troy oz Gold Proof coin, a 1 troy oz Silver Proof Colour coin and a 1 troy oz Silver Proof coin. Limited to 500 sets.

d. Gold & Silver 5 oz 2-Coin Set
Consists of a 5 troy oz Gold Proof coin and a 5 troy oz Silver Proof coin. They are positioned to form the auspicious figure ‘8’. Limited to 50 sets.

The images of the coins and coin sets are shown below.

Nickel-plated Zinc Proof-like Coin
 

¼ troy oz Silver Proof-like Colour Coin

1 troy oz Silver Proof Coin

1 troy oz Silver Proof Colour Coin

5 troy oz Silver Proof Coin

1 kilogram Silver Proof-like Coin

1 gram Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 

¼ troy oz Gold Proof Coin

1 troy oz Gold Proof Coin

5 troy oz Gold Proof Coin 

Silver 2-Coin Set

Silver 3-Coin Set


Gold & Silver 3-Coin Set

Gold & Silver 5 oz 2-Coin Set