Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Singapore Banknotes - Orchids Series (1st Series)

The first series of Singapore banknotes was introduced same year with Malaysia and Brunei in 1967. It was also known as the Orchid Series; orchid is the national flower of Singapore. This series consists of nine denominations of $1, $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $500, $1000 and $10000. All these notes were issued on 12 June 1967 except $25 and $500 notes were issued on 7 August 1972 and $10000 was issued on 29 January 1973. The dominant feature of this series is a spray of various orchids, Singapore Arms and a watermark of a lion head located at the obverse of the note. The reverse of this series features various scenes or buildings within the Singapore city.

$1

This banknote was issued on 12 June 1967. The front features the the orchid "Vanda Janet Kaneali". The back features the blocks of flat or apartments in a housing estate of Singapore city.

$5

This banknote was issued on 12 June 1967. The front features the orchid "Vanda T.M.A.". The back features a busy scene on the Singapore river.

$10

This banknote was issued on 12 June 1967. The front features the orchid "Denbrobium Marjorie Ho Tony Pek". The back features four clasped hands on a background of a map of Singapore.
$25

This banknote was issued on 7 August 1972. The front feature the orchid "Renanthopsis Aurora". The back feature the Singapore Supreme Court Building.

$50

This banknote was issued on 12 June 1967. The front features the orchid "Vanda Rothscildiana Teo Choo Hong". The back features the Singapore seafront and Clifford Pier.

$100

This banknote was issued on 12 June 1967. The front features the orchid "Cattleya". The back features a peaceful scene along the Singapre waterfront.

$500

This banknote was issued on 7 August 1972. The front features the orchid "Dendrobium Shangri-La". The back features the goverment offices at St. Andrew Road in Singapore city.

$1000

This banknote was issued on 12 June 1967. The front features the orchid "Dendrobium Kimiyo Kondo CHAY". The back features the Victoria Theatre and Empress Place.

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