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By Monetary Authority of Singapore …..
 

On Monday, November 28, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) 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.

Details of the coins are as follows:

  1. Nickel-plated Zinc Proof-like CoinNickel-plated zinc coin with a face value of $2 in a round shape with a diameter of 40.70 mm. Mintage: 120,000 pieces
  2. ¼ troy oz Silver Proof-like Color Coin999 fine silver coin with face value of $2 in a round shape with a diameter of 27 mm. The Rooster is featured in full color. Mintage: 30,000 pieces
  3. 1 troy oz Silver Proof Coin999 fine silver coin with face value of $5 in an octagonal shape with a diameter of 45 mm. Mintage: 15,000 pieces
  4. 1 troy oz Silver Proof Color Coin999 fine silver coin with face value of $5 in a floral shape with a diameter of 45 mm. The Rooster is featured in full color. Mintage: 15,000 pieces
  5. 5 troy oz Silver Proof Coin999 fine silver coin with face value of $20 in a round shape with a diameter of 65 mm. Mintage: 500 pieces
  6. 1 kilogram Silver Proof-like Coin999 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
  7. 1 gram Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Coin999.9 fine gold coin with a face value of $5 in a rectangular shape with a dimension of 8.70 mm x 15.00 mm. Mintage: 3,000 pieces
  8. ¼ troy oz Gold Proof Coin999.9 fine gold coin with a face value of $20 in a round shape with a diameter of 21.96 mm. Mintage: 1,500 pieces
  9. 1 troy oz Gold Proof Coin999.9 fine gold coin with a face value of $100 in an octagonal shape, with a diameter of 40 mm. Mintage: 1,000 pieces
  10. 5 troy oz Gold Proof Coin999.9 fine gold coin with a face value of $200 in a round shape with a diameter of 60 mm. Mintage: 100 pieces

All of the above, except number one, are accompanied by a serialized certificate of authenticity.

The Lunar Rooster Coins are also available in premium sets. Each coin set comes with a serialized certificate of authenticity. The coins in the sets are from the mintage of the individual coins:

  1. Silver 2-Coin SetConsists of a 1 troy oz Silver Proof Color coin and a 1 troy oz Silver Proof coin. Limited to 2,000 sets.
  2. Silver 3-Coin SetConsists of a 1 troy oz Silver Proof Color coin, a 1 troy oz Silver Proof coin, and a ¼ troy oz Silver Proof-Like Color coin. Limited to 2,000 sets.
  3. Gold & Silver 3-Coin SetConsists of a 1 troy oz Gold Proof coin, a 1 troy oz Silver Proof Color coin, and a 1 troy oz Silver Proof coin. Limited to 500 sets.
  4. Gold & Silver 5 oz 2-Coin SetConsists 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.

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.

Kampong Buangkok

Originally a swamp, Kampong Buangkok is Singapore’s last surviving village. Built in 1956, Kampong Buangkok, which is approximately the size of three football fields, was home to about 40 families in the 1960s.

An area with overhead electrical lines, domestic animals roaming freely, dirt tracks leading to houses made of wooden planks and zinc roofs, Kampong Buangkok exudes an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Today, about 28 families still live in the rustic village.
 


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