Saturday, November 12, 2016

Singapore Botanic Gardens silver coin unveiled

On 11 Nov, The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unveiled the Singapore Botanic Gardens Unesco World Heritage Site Commemorative Coin to commemorate the inscription of the garden into the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites. The coin will be issued on Nov 29.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is is the only tropical botanic garden in the world to be inscribed into Unesco World Heritage Site.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) was inscribed into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on 4 July 2015.

Botanic Gardens coin

This coin, issued in 1 troy oz 999 Fine Silver Proof Colour, showcases various elements that contributed to the success of SBG’s inscription as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The design features a cluster of rubber trees with herringbone incisions, the iconic Bandstand with accompanying yellow rain trees and sprays of Renanthera Singapore Botanic Gardens and Grammatophyllum speciosum, commonly known as the Tiger orchid, in vibrant colours and intricate engravings.

Mintage:15000 pc(s)
Issue Date:29-Nov-2016
Diameter (mm):40.70
Weight (g):31.10
Material:999 Fine Silver

The coin can be purchased individually or as a coin set.

The coins will be sold by The Singapore Mint. For inquiries and orders, the public can contact The Singapore Mint on 6566 2626 / 6895 0288 / 6222 2486 / 6238 2878 or via the Internet at

Orders must reach The Singapore Mint by Nov 28. The coins will be subjected to balloting if oversubscribed.