• 5 Cents 1992-2012, KM# 99, Singapore
  • 5 Cents 1992-2012, KM# 99, Singapore
Obverse

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.

சிங்கப்பூர் SINGAPURA 新加坡
MAJULAH SINGAPURA
1995
SINGAPORE

Reverse

Fruit salad plant with denomination.

Monstera deliciosa is a species of flowering plant native to tropical forests. The specific epithet deliciosa means "delicious", referring to the edible fruit, while monstera means "monstrous," in reference to the sheer size that this plant can grow to—over 30 feet in many cases.

Common names include fruit salad plant, fruit salad tree (in reference to its edible fruit, which tastes similar to a fruit salad), ceriman, Swiss cheese plant (or just cheese plant), monster fruit, monsterio delicio, monstereo, Mexican breadfruit, locust and wild honey, windowleaf, balazo, and Penglai banana. The names in Spanish (costilla de Adán) or Portuguese (costela-de-adão) or French (plante gruyère) refer to the change of the leaves from entire to fenestrated (comparing it in the first case with the ribs of Adam and in the second with the hole-filled gruyère cheese). In Mexico, the plant is sometimes referred to as piñanona.

Engraver: Christopher Ironside

FIVE CENTS
5

Edge

5 Cents

Ribbon downwards
KM# 99
Characteristics
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 1.56 g
Diameter 16.75 mm
Thickness 1.22 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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