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     FrontPage Edition: Sat 19 Nov 2005

MAS launches 2005 Singapore Identity Plan (Urban Villages) coins


MAS Launches 2005 Singapore Identity Plan (Urban Villages) Coins
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched a second set of coins to commemorate the Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) Singapore Identity Plan featuring Urban Villages.
Coin Design
The five coin designs are based on the five areas in the Urban Villages cluster - Anak Bukit, Coronation, Jalan Leban & Casuarina Road, Springleaf and Thomson Village.
These areas have evolved into village centres that are popular focal points for dining, shopping and entertainment with the local community. The obverse of the coins bear the Singapore Arms with the year 2005.

Limited Worldwide Mintage
The coins will be issued on Tuesday, 27 December 2005. The details of the coins are:

a) $1 Silver Proof Coin
17.30 grams of 999 fine silver with selective colour application.  Coin diameter of 33.00 mm.  Mintage of 8,000 pieces per design only.  Issue price:  $ 39.00 each (GST inclusive).

b) $1 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin
18.00 grams of cupro-nickel.  Coin diameter of 33.00 mm.  Proof-like condition and mintage is based on demand.   Issue price:   $11.00 each  (GST inclusive).

The 2005 Singapore Identity Plan Coins are also available in premium sets:

a) 5-in-1 Silver Proof Coin Set
5 Silver Proof Coins featuring the five areas in the Urban Villages.  Issue price:  $248 (GST inclusive).  Only 800 sets.

b) 5-in-1 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin Set
5 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coins featuring the five areas in the Urban Villages.  Issue price: $72 (GST inclusive).  Only 800 sets.

c)   10-in-1 Set
5 Silver Proof Coins and 5 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coins featuring the five areas in the Urban Villages.  Issue Price:  $338 (GST inclusive).  Only 388 sets.

Sale of Coins
The coins will be sold by The Singapore Mint. Order forms can be obtained from:
  • The Singapore Mint Coin Gallery
    20 Teban Gardens Crescent, Singapore 608928
    Tel :  6566 2626
  • Coin City, Starhub Centre
    51 Cuppage Road #01-07, Singapore 229469
    Tel :  6339 0886
Orders can also be placed via the Internet at
For priority allocation, orders must reach The Singapore Mint by 18 December 2005. Order forms can be sent to the above outlets or faxed to The Singapore Mint at 6565 2626 or 6567 2626. For enquiries, you can contact The Singapore Mint at Tel: 6566 2626 / 6895 0386 / 6895 0383 during office hours.

Source: Press Release 18 Nov 2005

About URA's Identity Plan:
URA's Identity Plan aims to preserve the unique "essence" of places that are close to Singaporeans' hearts by recognising, retaining and enhancing them. These areas are grouped into various clusters. From 2005 to 2008, MAS will issue a set of coins each year featuring one of the clusters.
2004 - Old World Charm
2005 - Urban Villages
2006 - Rustic Coast
2007 - Southern Ridges & Hillside Villages
2008 - Northern Wetlands & Central Catchments.

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