Travel Guide


Singapore Dollars and Coins

Before heading down to this sunny island state, it would be advisable to familiarise yourself with the Singapore notes and coins that you'll be using here.

The 'Portrait' series of currency notes, started in 1999, features the face of the first president of Singapore - Yusof Bin Ishak. Both polymer and paper versions of the notes are currently in circulation, although the polymer ones are gradually replacing the paper variations.

These currency notes also have a distinctive Braille pattern at the top-right hand corner of the front design.
Below are a few of the commonly used notes in Singapore.

2 Dollar Note



5 Dollar Note



10 Dollar Note



50 Dollar Note



There are however, older versions of currency notes that are still useable in Singapore. Below are notes from the past 'Ship' series which are still in use today.

Ship Series

2 Dollar Note



5 Dollar Note



10 Dollar Note



50 Dollar Note



Coins

The coins used in Singapore are shown below.
 
5 Cent Coin



10 Cent Coin



20 Cent Coin



50 Cent Coin



1 Dollar Coin


 

The dollar ($1) coin of Singapore is said to be inscribed with an octagon that is shaped like a Bagua (8 Trigrams). This is rumoured to be a lucky charm and to protect and attract wealth for every Singaporean.

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