Singapore Unveils Golden Rooster Coins for 2017
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has unveiled the 2017 Year of the Rooster Almanac Coins, the inaugural issue of the Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series. These coins will be issued on 1 January 2017.
The Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series will be issued over a span of 12 years, from 2017 to 2028. Each year’s issue will depict a zodiac animal in a park or natural landscape setting in Singapore.
2017 Year of the Rooster Coins
The first coin in the series will be issued in 2017 and will feature the Rooster with Kampong Buangkok, Singapore’s last surviving village, in the background.
The coins will be available in 10 different versions, including a 1 kg rectangular coin which will be minted on 999 fine silver with a relief height of at least three times the relief of past 1 kg coins, to bring focus to the Rooster. Special premium sets consisting of various coin combinations will also be available to the public.
The obverse of the coins bears the Singapore Coat of Arms with the year 2017.
Sale of Coins
The coins will be sold by The Singapore Mint. For enquiries and orders, the public can contact The Singapore Mint at 6566 2626 / 6895 0288 / 6222 2486 / 6336 2878 or via the internet at www.singaporemint.com.
Orders must reach The Singapore Mint by 16 December 2016. The coins will be subjected to balloting if oversubscribed.
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