Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Singapore 2nd Series of Banknotes - Bird Series

Many of you who are around my age, born in the 1980s, would have still seen these notes circulated when we were in primary school, mostly the 1 dollar due to the large amount printed. I shall provide a short intro and upload some scans of these notes.

The Bird Series of currency notes is the second set of notes to be issued for circulation in Singapore. Issued in the years 1976 to 1984, it has nine denominations, the same number as in the Orchid Series, except that the $25 note was replaced by the $20 note.

Each note features a bird on the right side of the note's front, a theme selected to represent a young Singapore "ever ready to take flight to greater heights". Standard on each note, is the Coat of Arms, a lion head watermark, and the signature of the Minister for Finance and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore, on the front of the note. As an added security feature, all notes have a vertically embedded security thread, while the $1,000 and $10,000 notes have 2.

Bird 1 Dollar

(Note that the print on this note is shifted left, comparing it to the other note underneath. This is an example of a small error note, and sought after by some collectors.)
Bird 5 Dollars


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