Singapore Dollar

SGD | Singapore Dollar
  • The Singapore dollar is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $. It is divided into 100 cents.
  • Between 1845 and 1939, Singapore used the Straits dollar. This was replaced by the Malayan dollar and from 1953 the Malaya and British Borneo dollar. On 7 April 1967 Singapore issued its first coins and banknotes. Initially, the Singapore dollar was pegged to the British pound sterling at a rate of 60$=7£. The coins depicted wildlife and other images relating to the island nation.
  • The Orchid Series of currency notes issued in the years 1967 to 1976. Each note has an orchid design in the centre of the note’s front, the orchid being the national flower of Singapore. A scene of Singapore is depicted on the back, wich varies across denominations.
  • The Bird Series of currency notes is the second set of notes to be issued for circulation in Singapore ( in the years 1976 to 1984 ).
  • The Ship Series of currency notes issued in the years 1984 to 1999.
  • On 21 February 2013, the Monetary Authority of Singapore announced a new series of coins in denominations 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1 dollar, wich went into circulation on 26 June 2013, featuring Singapore’s national icons and landmarks.
Country uses Singapore Dollar:
  • Singapore