SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Friday (Nov 11) unveiled the Singapore Botanic Gardens Unesco World Heritage Site Commemorative Coin to celebrate the inscription of the garden into the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is Singapore's first Unesco World Heritage Site and the only tropical botanic garden in the world to be inscribed into the list.
The coin will be issued on Nov 29, said MAS in a press release on Friday.
The coin design showcases various elements that contributed to the success of the Singapore Botanic Gardens' inscription as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
These include a cluster of rubber trees with herringbone incisions depicted on the left of the coin to signify the Gardens' contribution to the commercial success of rubber in the region.
Another is The Bandstand, one of the best known features of the Gardens, portrayed with accompanying yellow rain trees at the centre.
Sprays of Renanthera Singapore Botanic Gardens and Grammatophyllum speciosum, commonly known as the Tiger orchid, line the bottom of the coin.
The elements are featured in vibrant colours and intricate engravings against a shiny surface, within an outer sandblasted rim. The obverse of the coin bears the Singapore Coat of Arms with the year 2016.
The coin can be purchased individually or as a coin set.
The coins will be sold by The Singapore Mint. For inquiries and orders, the public can contact The Singapore Mint on 6566 2626 / 6895 0288 / 6222 2486 / 6238 2878 or via the Internet at www.singaporemint.com.
Orders must reach The Singapore Mint by Nov 28. The coins will be subjected to balloting if oversubscribed.