This National Day will be different from what we have been used to annually due to the global pandemic. However, this is a good time when we as Singaporeans can all unite and stand together!#SGUnited To lighten up the spirits and join in the celebrations, we have specially curated a promotion to celebrate Singapore’s 55th Birthday! Let’s have a look at one of the featured products; the iconic 1965-1975 Singapore Mint 10th Anniversary of Independence Gold Coins Set.
To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Republic of Singapore on 9th August 1975, the Board of Commissioners of Currency Singapore made a special issue of 3 legal tender gold coins, released on 3rd February 1975.
The Gold coins are set in 900 fineness and are in denominations of $100, $250 and $500 respectively. The coin obverse bears the Republic Coat of Arms with the figures “1965-1975” and encircled by the words “10th Anniversary- Republic of Singapore”. The coins were struck by the Singapore Mint, a division of Chartered Industries of Singapore Pte Ltd.
1965-1975 Singapore Mint 10th Anniversary of Independence Gold Coin 34.7g
Modern Singapore which was first named “Singapura” (Lion City), symbolized by the stylised version of a lion’s head on the reverse of the $500 Singapore legal tender Gold Coin. Each coin contains not less than 1 troy oz of fine gold.
Diameter: 34.5mm Thickness: 2.6mm Weight: 34.7g
1965-1975 Singapore Mint 10th Anniversary of Independence Gold Coin 17.5g
Multi-racialism of the Republic is symbolized by the four clasped hands on the reverse of the $250 Gold Coin. Each coin contains not less than 1/2 troy oz of fine gold.
Diameter: 28.4mm Thickness: 2.2mm Weight: 17.5g
1965-1975 Singapore Mint 10th Anniversary of Independence Gold Coin 6g
Singapore’s successful housing programme is symbolized on the reverse of the $100 Gold Coin by 2 blocks of high rise flats. Each coin contains not less than 0.175 troy oz of fine gold.
Diameter: 19.4mm Thickness: 1.6mm Weight: 6g
This coin set is perfect for history enthusiasts or Singaporeans who want to relive part of Singapore growing years. Due to its limited mintage, it is very unlikely that we would be able to replenish the stock once they are sold out. These rare coins will not only add beauty and value to any coin collection but also own a part of Singapore’s history!
*Customers are allowed to purchase a single item instead of set.
In this article, we will delve into some of the features that distinguish Proof coins from the regular bullion coins. Whether you are looking to collecting or new to proof coins, this will help you make a delightful purchase decision.
Proof coins are recognized for their stunning, sharp, detailed presentation. This is achieved by using hand-finished die to strike Proof coins and the dies are constantly re-polished to ensure the intricate details of the design. Due to the high amount of manual work such as inspection and cleaning, only 50 Proof coins can be struck in an hour. Thanks to the immaculate production process, proof coins are the finest quality commemorative coins.
The main reason to own Proof coins are:
Rarity: Unlike the bullion coins, Proof coins are limited in mintage due to the additional manual work and time-consuming production process as compared to minting a bullion coin.
Price: Generally, Proof coins have a higher premium as they carry a more defined presentation, quality and exceptional finish. For collectors who value beauty, Proof coins are well worth the premium. Moreover, due to its limited mintage, some of these proof coins might appreciate greatly in value as collectors would like to get their hands on one. Especially if they missed out on it previously, they would be willing to pay much more for it to complete their collection.
Appearance: Instead of being struck once, Proof coins are struck twice in order to give the coins a shinier, sculpted foreground and intricate appearance. The mirror-like surfaces and detailed sharp features distinguishes them from the regular coins.
Packaging: Proof coins are encased in a protective capsule and packaged beautifully in a gift box and this makes it a thoughtful gift especially for birthdays or anniversaries.
Proof coins are aesthetically crafted works of art. If you are interested in knowing more or purchasing some Proof coins, stay tuned for our National Day Promotion next week! We will be featuring the dazzling collectibles from the Perth Mint.