Since , Singapore has allowed its dollar to float within an undisclosed range, which is monitored by the Monetary Authority of Singapore MAS. SGD is the official currency of Singapore.
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The coins also feature new designs, the one-dollar, now a bi-metallic coin featuring the Merlion , the fifty cents coin featuring the Port of Singapore , the twenty-cent coin depicts Changi International Airport , the ten-cent coin featuring public housing and the five-cent coin featuring the Esplanade.
The Orchid Series of currency notes is the earliest to be in for circulation in Singapore. Issued in the years to , it has nine denominations: Each note has an orchid design in the centre of the note's front, the orchid being the national flower of Singapore.
A scene of Singapore is depicted on the back, which varies across denominations. Standard on each note, is the Coat of Arms , a lion head watermark, and the signature of the Minister for Finance and chairman of the board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore, on the front of the note. The Bird Series of currency notes is the second set of notes to be issued for circulation in Singapore. Each note features a bird on the left side of the note's front, a theme selected to represent a young Singapore "ever ready to take flight to greater heights".
The Ship Series of currency notes is the third set of notes to be issued for circulation in Singapore. A maritime theme to reflect Singapore's maritime heritage was adopted, and progressively shows across the various denominations, the different kinds of ships which have plied Singapore's waters as the country developed.
These vignettes are located on the front of the note. On the back, various scenes depicting Singapore's achievements are shown, as well as an orchid , to symbolise the country's national flower. As an added security feature, all notes have a vertically embedded security thread.
The current Portrait series was introduced in , with the one- and dollar denominations omitted. These notes feature the face of Yusof bin Ishak , the first president of the Republic of Singapore, on the obverse, and the reverse depicts a feature of civic virtue.
There are both paper and polymer notes in circulation. The designs of the polymer notes are very similar to the corresponding paper note except for the slightly slippery feel and a small transparent window design in the corner of the banknote. Polymer notes are progressively replacing the paper banknotes in circulation. The notes also have Braille patterns at the top right-hand corner of the front design.
Commemorative banknotes are also released, usually in limited quantities. The first commemorative banknote was released on 24 July to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Singapore's independence. These millennium notes are printed on paper as polymer notes were not introduced yet then.
On August 18, , to commemorate Singapore's 50 years of nation-building, the Monetary Authority of Singapore launched a set of six commemorative notes. The note design's draw inspiration from significant milestones and achievements in Singapore's history, the multiracialism that defines the nation and the values and aspirations that underpin Singapore's progress.
The note makes distinctive use of the colour gold, reflecting Singapore's Golden Jubilee. Each note reflects a value or aspiration that defines the theme: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For other uses, see SGD disambiguation. Singapore Portrait Series currency notes. Triennial Central Bank Survey. Bank for International Settlements. Retrieved 22 March Retrieved 23 October Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Archived from the original on 2 February Retrieved 28 December Official Currencies of The Straits Settlements — ; Currencies of the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya — ; Currencies of the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya and British Borneo — ; Currencies of the Independent Malaya ; On 12 June , the currency union which had been operating for 29 years came to an end, and the three participating countries, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei each issued its own currency.
The currencies of the 3 countries were interchangeable at par value under the Interchangeability Agreement until 8 May when the Malaysian government decided to terminate it. Brunei and Singapore however continue with the Agreement until the present day. It has the sole right to issue currency notes and coins as legal tender in Singapore. Retrieved 15 August Retrieved on 21 February Retrieved 18 November Archived from the original on 14 July It costs a lot.
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