• 20 Cents 1985-1991, KM# 52, Singapore
  • 20 Cents 1985-1991, KM# 52, Singapore

Coat of arms of Singapore surrounded by the word "Singapore" in Singapore's four official languages (Malay, Chinese, English, and Tamil).

At the centre of the coat of arms is a red shield bearing a white crescent (a new moon, representing a rising young nation) and five white stars (representing various national ideals including multiculturalism), supported by a lion and a tiger (representing Singapore and Malaysia respectively); below them is a blue ribbon inscribed with Majulah Singapura in gold, Malay for "Onward Singapore". While the use of the coat of arms is restricted to the government, the symbol enjoys wide use on the national currency and state decorations, and appears on the cover of the national passport.



Powder-puff plant fronds.

Calliandra is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, in the mimosoid clade of the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It contains about 140 species that are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. The genus comprises herbaceous perennial plants, shrubs and rarely small trees growing 0.5–6 m tall, with bipinnate leaves. The flowers are produced in cylindrical or globose inflorescences and have numerous long slender stamens which give rise to the common names powder-puff, powder puff plant, and fairy duster. These plants flower all year round, but the best blooming is in spring and summer. They can be easily pruned.

Engraver: Christopher Ironside



20 Cents

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KM# 52
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Material Cupronickel
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 21.36 mm
Thickness 1.72 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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