Sunday, August 31, 2008

Singapore Banknotes - Bird Series (2nd Series)

The second series or Bird series of Singapore Banknotes was introduced from 1976 to 1984 to replace the first Orchid series. This series of banknote consists of denomination of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 and $10,000. The birds display on the front notes depict their strength, adaptability and independence which characterize the young Republic of Singapore with the potential of soaring to greater heights in its progress. Architectural landscape show on the bottom of the notes depict the progress development towards developed nation. The back of the notes feature vaious occasions or places in the country.

$1





This $1 was introduced on 6 August 1976. The FRONT features the Black-naped Tern bird. The BACK features the Singapore National Day parade.

$5


This $5 note was introduced on 6 August 1976. The FRONT features Red-whiskered Bulbul bird. The BACK features the cable cars and aerial view of the harbour.
$10


This $10 note was introduced on 6 August 1976. The FRONT features the White-collared Kingfisher bird. The BACK features the garden city with high rise public housing.

$20



This $20 note was introduced on 6 August 1979. The FRONT features the Yellow-breasted Sunbird. The BACK features the Changi International Airport Complex with the Concorde in the foreground.
$50




This $50 note was introduced on 6 August 1976. The FRONT features the White-rumped Shama bird. The BACK features a traditional school band on parade.

$100




This $100 note was introduced on 1 February 1977. The FRONT features the Blue-throated Bee-eater bird. The BACK features a group dancers from various ethnic groups performing their traditional dances.

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