Saturday, June 4, 2011

Singapore Bird Series ~ $50 & $100

Issued on 6th August 1976, this series has nine denominations as in the first except that the $20note(see earlier blog) was introduced to replace the $25 note of the 'Orchid' series.
Predominant Colour: Blue
Size: 157mmx 75mm        
                                                           Qty Printed: 148 million pieces
                                                           Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Co Ltd  

                                                             Issued on 1st February 1977.
                                                             Predominant Colour: Blue

                                                             Size: 165mm x 78mm
                                                             Qty Printed: 22.7 million pieces
                                                             Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co Ltd

The dominant feature is a bird on the left hand side of the front of each note. Birds are noted for their strength, adaptability and independence whch characterize the young Republic of Singapore with the potential to soar to greater heights in its progress.

On the front of the note is the Singapore Coat of Arms, lion's head watermark and the signature and seal of the then Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Currency Singapore, Mr Hon Sui Sen. Incidently, the bird series do not have signature varities like it's precedessor the 'Orchid'.

An error note acquired decades back..................................................Can you spot the error?

 Another error note  with reverse wet ink overprint of the skyline and $50 numeral.
                                       The obverse view of the wet ink error note.

The following notes are replacement notes:

Note the different prefixes; Z/1 & Z/2, highly sought after as a set with identical serial you have any matching numbers? Contact me if you have.

   Regretfully, my one and only legal tender $100 piece, but with unique "triplet" serial number.

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