Monday, January 7, 2013

Singapore Orchid Series Dollar Notes in 4 Varieties (1967-1976)

This is a set of the first series of Orchid dollar notes in all 4 varieties, signed by Singapore's first 3 Ministers for Finance.

Mr. Lim Kim San (Chinese林金山pinyinLín JīnshānPe̍h-ōe-jī: Lîm Kim-san)
Dr. Goh Keng Swee (simplified Chinese吴庆瑞traditional Chinese吳慶瑞pinyinWú QìngruìPe̍h-ōe-jī: Gô͘ Khèng-sūi; 6 October 1918 – 14 May 2010)
Mr. Hon Sui Sen (Chinese韩瑞生pinyinHán Ruìshēng; 1916 - 1983)

The first variation was signed by Mr. Lim Kim San, the second by Dr. Goh Keng Swee and the last two by Mr. Hon Sui Sen (with seal and without seal). The variety without Mr. Hon's red seal is not an error note but a less common note variety being printed. Out of all these notes, Dr. Goh's variety was printed with the least numbers.