The humble 5-cent coin: Legal tender but falling out of favour

The humble five-cent coin has had three iterations since Singapore coins were first minted in 1967.
The humble five-cent coin has had three iterations since Singapore coins were first minted in 1967.ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

SINGAPORE - Engraved on one side of its surface is an image of The Esplanade - Singapore's iconic performing arts centre, otherwise known as the "Durian".

Flip it over, and the country's coat of arms is emblazoned.

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