MAS announces commemorative sets for Singapore's third series of coins

To mark the launch of Singapore's third series of coins, which are themed around national icons such as the Esplanade and Changi Airport, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is launching limited edition commemorative coin sets.

Three sets of commemorative coins will be available for purchase: a full set of the new coins, a set consisting of current and new designs and a set with the new designs minted in silver and plated gold.

The new series of coins have bigger numerals to make it easier for the elderly to identify them as well as distinctive edging for each denomination for the blind. The size of the coin now also matches its denomination. For example, the smaller denomination 50 cent has a smaller radius than the $1 coin, unlike the current series.

A total of 170,000 commemorative sets would be minted and available from April 26.