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Coins In 1967, the first series of coins was introduced in denominations 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 dollar. The production of the series was phased out by 1985.

First Series (Marine Series) (1967–1985) [1]
Value Technical parameters Description Date of issue
Diameter Thickness Mass Composition Edge Obverse Reverse
1 cent 17.78 mm 1.118 mm 1.940 g Bronze Plain A high-rise public housing block with a fountain in front and clouds in the background Value and Year 12 June 1967
1 cent 1.744 g Copper-clad steel 1976
5 cents 16.26 mm 1.02 mm 1.410 g Cupro-nickel Milled A snake-bird sitting in its nest and preening its feathers. Value and Year 12 June 1967
5 cents 1.260 g Cupro-nickel clad steel
5 cents (FAO) 21.23 mm 1.27 mm 1.240 g Aluminium A fish and the phrases "INCREASE PRODUCTION" and "MORE FOOD FROM THE SEA." 1971
10 cents 19.41 mm 1.40 mm 2.83 g Cupro-nickel A seahorse with a stylised piece of seaweed. 12 June 1967
20 cents 23.60 mm 1.78 mm 5.66 g A swordfish against a background symbolising water.
50 cents 27.76 mm 2.03 mm 9.33 g A lionfish from tropical waters.
$1 33.32 mm 2.39 mm 16.85 g A stylised Singapore lion symbol flanked by two stalks of paddy.
For table standards, see the coin specification table.

In 1985, the second series of coins were introduced in denominations 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 dollar. The reverse of these coins were designed by Christopher Ironside. The production of the series will be phased out by 2017.

Second Series (Floral Series) (1985–2017) [2]
Value Technical parameters Description Date of issue
Diameter Thickness Mass Composition Edge Obverse Reverse
1 cent 15.90 mm 1.10 mm 1.24 g Copper-plated zinc Plain Coat of Arms, "Singapore" in 4 official languages Value and Vanda 'Miss Joaquim' 28 September 1987
5 cents 16.75 mm 1.22 mm 1.56 g Aluminium bronze Reeded Coat of Arms, "Singapore" in 4 official languages Value and Monstera deliciosa 2 December 1985
10 cents 18.50 mm 1.38 mm 2.60 g Cupronickel Reeded Coat of Arms, "Singapore" in 4 official languages Value and Jasminum multiflorum 2 December 1985
20 cents 21.36 mm 1.72 mm 4.50 g Value and Calliandra surinamensis
50 cents 24.66 mm 2.06 mm 7.29 g Reeded Value and Allamanda cathartica 2 December 1985
50 cents Inscribed "Republic of Singapore" and the lion symbol 28 May 1990
$1 22.40 mm 2.40 mm 6.30 g Aluminium bronze Inscribed "Republic of Singapore" and the lion symbol Coat of Arms, "Singapore" in 4 official languages Value and Lochnera rosea 28 September 1987
For table standards, see the coin specification table.

On 21 February 2013, the Monetary Authority of Singapore announced a new series of coins in denominations 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 are struck on a multi-ply plated steel planchet used by the Royal Canadian Mint and comes with enhanced features to differentiate from fakes. The coins also feature new designs, the one dollar, now a Bi-Metallic coin will feature the Merlion, the fifty cent coin featuring the Port of Singapore, the twenty cent coin depicts the Changi International Airport, the ten-cent coin featuring public housing and the five-cent coin featuring the Esplanade.<ref>Singapore 2013 – New coin family World Coin News (worldcoinnews.blogspot.com). 21 February 2013. Retrieved on 21 February 2013.</ref><ref>The new coins of Singapore Monetary Authority of Singapore (www.mas.gov.sg). Retrieved on 21 February 2013.</ref>

Third Series (Iconic series) (2013–present) [3]
Value Technical parameters Description Date of issue
Diameter Thickness Mass Composition Edge Obverse Reverse
5 cents 16.75 mm 1.22 mm 1.70 g Brass plated steel Plain Coat of arms of Singapore, "Singapore" in 4 official languages Value and The Esplanade 26 June 2013
10 cents 18.50 mm 1.38 mm 2.36 g Nickel plated steel Interrupted and reeded Coat of arms of Singapore, "Singapore" in 4 official languages Value and Public Housing 26 June 2013
20 cents 21 mm 1.72 mm 3.85 g Nickel plated steel Reeded Coat of arms of Singapore, "Singapore" in 4 official languages Value and Changi International Airport 26 June 2013
50 cents 23 mm 2.45 mm 6.56 g Nickel plated steel Micro scalloped Coat of arms of Singapore, "Singapore" in 4 official languages Value and Port of Singapore 26 June 2013
| 1 dollar 24.65 mm 2.50 mm 7.62 g Bi-metallic plating consisting of a brass-plated ring with a nickel-plated center plug Reeded Coat of arms of Singapore, "Singapore" in 4 official languages Value, The Merlion and a laser mark micro engraving of the Vanda Miss Joaquim 26 June 2013

Note:

  • 6.71 million 1 cent coins are in circulation as of 1 December 2011, but have not been issued since 2003.

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