Defective $1 note now worth $1,700, but owner says he is not selling it

A defective one dollar Singapore note from the 1980s may now fetch its lucky owner $1,700. -- PHOTO: WANBAO READER 
A defective one dollar Singapore note from the 1980s may now fetch its lucky owner $1,700. -- PHOTO: WANBAO READER 

SINGAPORE- A defective one dollar Singapore note from the 1980s may now fetch its lucky owner $1,700.

Lianhe Wanbao reported on Feb 23 that Mr Fu, 60, got the note from an ATM in Bukit Timah in the 1980s. One of its corners was sticking out. He put it aside, and did not dwell on it.

Unknown to him, his wife kept the note. He was packing her belongings after she died two years ago, when he discovered the note.

He brought it to mint shops near Sungei Road and Chinatown, and found out to his surprise that it could fetch $1,700.

But Mr Fu has decided not to sell his unique note. He said he would keep it till "fate" decides otherwise.

jalmsab@sph.com.sg