BANK NOTE
Singapore : $20 Bicentennial Commemorative 1819-2019
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18-August-2019 07:13:33 PM
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Singapore
Denomination
20 Singapore Dollar
Issued Date/Year
2019 CE - Common Era
Note Type
Polymer - Commemorative
Front Description
SINGAPORE
TWENTY DOLLARS
THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER

NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
Former Supreme Court and City Hall

YUSOF BIN ISHAK
First President of Singapore
Back Description
SINGAPORE BICENTENNIAL 1819 - 2019

Munshi Abdullah
Henry Nicholas Ridley
P. Govindasamy Pillai
Alice Pennefather
Ruth Wong Hie King
Adnan Saidi
Terese Hsu Chih
Tan Kah Kee
President
Halimah Yacob
Governor
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Dimension
162 × 77 mm
Quantity Printed
4,000,000
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Uncirculated
Singapore : $20 Bicentennial Commemorative 1819-2019
SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob on Wednesday (Jun 5 2019) launched a S$20 note to commemorate Singapore’s bicentennial.

The note, issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), depicts Singapore’s journey to nationhood and pays tribute to forebears who laid the foundations for modern Singapore. This $20 polymer banknote commemorates 200 years since the landing of Sir Stamford Raffles on the shores of Singapore in 1819.

On 10 June 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a single commemorative note as part of the Singapore Bicentennial celebrations. Instead of a $200 note, the MAS opted for a $20 denomination in order to make it more affordable for Singaporeans to own a piece of history.

The front of the commemorative note features a portrait of Mr Yusof Ishak, Singapore’s first president, alongside the former Supreme Court and City Hall, which are now the National Gallery Singapore. 

The back of the note showcases eight pioneers who made significant contributions to nation building in areas ranging from education, culture and community service to sports and defending Singapore, MAS said. Each note comes with a specially designed folder. It also shows the Singapore River, flowing from the past to the present. The Singapore River helped Singapore transform herself into a trading port in the early days, and eventually into a thriving financial centre for the region.

The eight are Munshi Abdullah, secretary and interpreter for Sir Stamford Raffles, and who was widely recognised as the “Father of Modern Malay Literature”; Henry Nicholas Ridley, the first director of the Singapore Botanic Gardens; businessmen and philantrophists Tan Kah Kee and P Govindasamy Pillai; prominent social worker Teresa Hsu Chih; sportswoman Alice Pennefather; WWII war hero Adnan Saidi and pioneering educator Ruth Wong Hie King.

Two million pieces of the commemorative note will be available for public exchange at face value at branches of nine major banks from Jun 10:

- DBS Bank Limited / POSB
- Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
- United Overseas Bank Limited
- Bank of China Limited
- Citibank Singapore Limited
- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited
- Malayan Banking Berhad
- Standard Chartered Bank
- The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued additional two million Singapore bicentennial S$20 notes to meet "strong public interest", it announced on Friday (Jun 14 2019) and xpected to be available around October to November.

The note was designed by local artist Eng Siak Loy, together with his son Weng Ziyan.

The banknote carries the signature of MAS Chairman Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
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