Commemorative proof coin in honor of...
This incredible Silver note is part of the “Skyline Dollars” that features prominent cities from around the world, in this – Singapore. The note has an incredible thin and flexible sheet design, has a Proof quality and comes laminated and incorporate a Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 5.000 pcs worldwide.
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Availability date: 07/06/2017
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, sometimes referred to as the Lion City or the Little Red Dot, is a sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree (137 km) north of the equator, at the southern tip of peninsular Malaysia, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 km2), and its greening policy has covered the densely populated island with tropical flora, parks and gardens. Stamford Raffles founded colonial Singapore in 1819 as a trading post of the East India Company; after the establishment of the British Raj, the islands were ceded to Britain and became part of its Straits Settlements in 1826. During the Second World War, Singapore was occupied by Japan. It gained independence from the UK in 1963 by federating with other former British territories to form Malaysia, but was expelled two years later over ideological differences, becoming a sovereign nation in 1965. After early years of turbulence, and despite lacking natural resources and a hinterland, the nation developed rapidly as an Asian Tiger economy, based on external trade and its workforce. Singapore is a global commerce, finance and transport hub. Its standings include: the most “technology-ready” nation (WEF), top International-meetings city (UIA), city with “best investment potential” (BERI), second-most competitive country, third-largest foreign exchange market, third-largest financial centre, third-largest oil refining and trading centre, and the second-busiest container port. The country has also been identified as a tax haven. Singapore ranks 5th internationally and first in Asia on the UN Human Development Index, and 3rd highest per capita income. It is ranked highly in education, healthcare, life expectancy, quality of life, personal safety, and housing, but does not fare well on the Democracy index. Although income inequality is high, 90% of homes are owner-occupied. 38% of Singapore's 5.6 million residents are permanent residents and other foreign nationals. There are four official languages on the island: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. English is its common language; most Singaporeans are bilingual.
The reverse of the note features the beautiful Statue of Raffles in the central business district, over a background of the Singapore skyscrapers. On the right bottom of the reverse, the inscriptions: “1” and “Singapore” – the name of the note. On the bottom left, the inscription: “Skyline Dollar” – the name of the series. The obverse of the note depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “COOK ISLANDS” – the issue country, “1 Dollar” – the face value, “Ag .999 5 g” – the fineness of the Silver and the weight of the note, “5000 pcs” – the mintage, “150x70 mm” – the size of the note, “2017” – the year of issue and the Certificate of Authenticity.