29 November 2023
To celebrate the forthcoming Lunar New Year, the Singapore mint has issued a new Year of the Dragon coin. The issue is part of the monetary authority of Singapore’s fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series (2017–28) and comprises ten different coin types and four special sets of different coin combinations.
The obverse of the coin features an image of a dragon set against the backdrop of Gardens by the Bay, continuing the use of famous locations as a background to this series.
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The 101-hectare gardens are located by the Marina Bay Waterfront in the heart of Singapore. They house a diverse collection of over 1.5 million plants seldom seen in Singapore, ranging from species in cool, temperate climates to tropical forests and habitats, award-winning cooled conservatories and the iconic Supertrees, which can be seen illustrated behind the dragon on the coins.
The obverse of the coin features the Singapore coat of arms.
People born in the Year of the Dragon are known to be energetic and confident.
Additionally, they are fearless and often strive for the best in everything they do. Those expecting a Year of the Dragon baby can present their child’s birth certificate to enjoy special discounts on the coins.