• 1 Dollar 2013-2018, KM# 314, Singapore
  • 1 Dollar 2013-2018, KM# 314, Singapore
Description

On 21 February 2013, the Monetary Authority of Singapore announced a new series of coins in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1 dollar, which went into circulation on 26 June 2013, featuring Singapore's national icons and landmarks. The coins have enhanced features to differentiate from fakes.

Obverse

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

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.

Engraver: Christopher Ironside

SINGAPURA
சிங்கப்பூர் 新加坡
MAJULAH SINGAPURA
2013
SINGAPORE

Reverse

Depicts value, the Merlion and a laser mark micro engraving of the Vanda Miss Joaquim.

The Merlion is the national symbol of the city-state of Singapore. It is depicted as a mythical creature with a lion's head and the body of a fish. Being of prominent symbolic nature to Singapore and Singaporeans in general, it is widely used to represent both the country and its people in sports teams, advertising, branding, tourism and as a national personification and patriotic emblem of the Singaporean nation.

The Merlion was first used in Singapore as the logo for the tourism board. Its name combines "mer", meaning the sea, and "lion". The fish body represents Singapore's origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means "Sea Town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name—Singapura—meaning "Lion City". The symbol was designed by Alec Fraser-Brunner, a member of the Souvenir Committee and curator of the Van Kleef Aquarium, for the logo of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) which was in use from 1964 to 1997, and has been a trademarked symbol since 1966.

Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim, also known as Vanda Miss Joaquim, the Singapore orchid, or the Princess Aloha orchid, is a hybrid orchid cultivar that is the national flower of Singapore. For its resilience and year-round blooming quality, it was chosen on 15 April 1981 to represent Singapore's uniqueness and hybrid culture.

Engraver: Fabian Lim

1
DOLLAR

Edge

1 Dollar

KM# 314
Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Brass Plated Steel
Center Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 7.62 g
Diameter 24.65 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

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