By The Singapore Mint …..
Following the success of the Native Orchids of Singapore coin series that was issued from 2011 to 2015, the Monetary Authority of Singapore is proud to present The Splendour of Native Orchids Series coin set.
The Native Orchids Series celebrates the beauty of the orchids that once thrived in Singapore, some of which are still found in our forests today. This coin set comprises 10 individual 999 Fine Silver Proof coins, each bearing the design of the orchids from the Native Orchids Series. Each orchid is featured in full colour, bringing out the brilliance of the orchid.
The coin set includes one serialized Certificate of Authenticity. Each coin has a face value of $1, weighs 8.56 grams and has a diameter of 24.66 mm. Limited worldwide mintage of 4,000 sets only.
The orchids featured in Native Orchids of Singapore series are:
- Dendrobium leonis and Dendrobium secundum (2015)
- Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi and Coelogyne rochussenii (2014)
- Bulbophyllum flabellum-veneris and Dendrobium crumenatum (2013)
- Arundina graminifolia and Bulbophyllum macranthum (2012)
- Grammatophyllum speciosum and Cymbidium finlaysonianum (2011)
Orchids represent Singapore’s national pride and identity, and their resilient qualities mirror Singapore’s continuous pursuit of excellence. Orchids, a familiar, well-loved sight to Singaporeans, are ambassadors of Singapore to the world.
The Splendour of Native Orchids Series coin set is now available for pre-order online, and will be released on June 24, 2016.
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