SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore on Wednesday (Nov 16) unveiled the 2023 Year of the Rabbit Almanac coins, the seventh issue in the Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series which began in 2017.
Ten types of coins will be issued on Jan 1, 2023, featuring a rabbit against the backdrop of East Coast Park. The obverse of the coins will bear the Singapore Coat of Arms and the year 2023.
Releases in this coin series depict Singapore's parks and natural landscapes, with previous editions featuring Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve for the Year of the Rat, Coney Island Park for the Year of the Ox and Haw Par Villa cultural park for the Year of the Tiger.
The 10 versions of the coins comprise different metallic compositions, shapes and minting relief effects, MAS said. Special premium sets made up of different coin combinations will also be available.
Among the variations are a round nickel-plated zinc coin with a face value of S$2 and a mintage of 50,000 pieces; a 1kg rectangular silver coin with a face value of S$80 and a mintage of 200 pieces; and a 1 troy oz octagonal gold coin with a face value of S$100 and a mintage of 1,000 pieces.
All coins and coin sets come with serialised certificates of authenticity, except for the S$2 nickel-plated zinc coins.
The coins will be sold by the Singapore Mint, and pre-orders can be placed from Nov 16 to Dec 16.
Coins that are oversubscribed will be allocated by balloting.