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New orchids of Singapore coins launched

The Monetary Authority of Singapore says the 2014 Native Orchids of Singapore Coins will be issued on July 23.

SINGAPORE: There is a new flower power offering for coin collectors in Singapore. The Monetary Authority of Singapore on Wednesday (July 2) launched the 2014 Native Orchids of Singapore Coins.

The coins are the fourth in a series celebrating the beauty of over 200 species of orchids that once thrived in Singapore. Some are still found in forests here today.

The coins have a face value of S$5 each, and feature the orchids Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi and Coelogyne rochussenii. They will be issued on July 23 and can be purchased from the Singapore Mint. Details are at its website

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