Sunday, April 11, 2010

Singapore Silver Colour 1 Dollar Coin

This should be an interesting post, have you even seen a silver colour 1 dollar coin before? Im talking about the current golden colour 1 that we are using, not the stylised lion from 1967 to 1984 coin.

There is actually a less known Singapore 1 dollar coin which was produced briefly, from the years of 1986 to 1987. These were the early years of mintage for the new design of the 1 dollar coin. An interesting fact is that during these 2 years, the 1 dollar coin is made silver in colour, with cupro-nickel and is much bigger than the 1 dollar coin we are using now, even though they have the same design.

This novelty and "rarity" of this silver 1 dollar coin had made the price of this coin go up for the past few years. Notice that the coat of arms is also different, with slight adjustment to the position of the flag.

(1986 1 dollar coin on the left, current golden colour 1 dollar coin on the right)

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