SPLENDOUR OF NATIVE ORCHIDS 10 Silver Coin Set 1$ Singapore 2016

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This is a beautiful Silver Coin Set that celebrates the beauty of natural environment and the beauty of the orchids that once thrived in Singapore, some of which are still found in forests today. This coin set comprises 10 Silver coins, in full color. The set will be packaged in an attractive case, with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 4.000 sets worldwide.

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Country Singapore
Year 2016
Face Value 1 Dollar
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 8.56
Diameter (mm) 24.66
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 4.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
Set (pcs) 10
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Each orchid flower is bilateral symmetric, which means that it can be divided in two equal parts. Size, shape and texture of leaves depend on the habitat. Orchids that live in dry climate have thick leaves covered with wax, while species that live in warm and humid areas have thin, elongated leaves. Certain species of orchids do not have leaves at all. Orchids do not have usual roots. They have rhizome, tuber or aerial roots. Orchids can live on the ground (terrestrial forms), attached to woody plants (epiphytic types) or under the ground. Certain species of orchids are parasitic. They are not able to produce food (sugar) using the sunlight and carbon dioxide (like other plants). Instead, they obtain food from fungi that live inside their roots. Bond between orchids and certain species of insects is tight and highly specialized. Petals have similar shape and color like female insects to attract males and ensure pollination. Ophrys apifera, better known as the Bee Orchid, lures male bees with its enticing smell and bee like appearance. When a male bee approaches the flower to mate, it becomes covered in pollen and is sent off to pollinate the next orchid it visits.


The Native Orchids of Singapore Coin Set features Singapore’s national pride and identity - Orchids. This coin set comprises 10 individual 999 Fine Silver coins, each bearing the design of the orchids from the Native Orchids Series. Each orchid is featured in full colour, bringing out the brilliance of the orchid - Cymbidium finlaysonianum, Grammatophyllum speciosum, Arundina graminifolia, Bulbophyllum macranthum, Bulbophyllum flabellum-veneris, Dendrobium crumenatum, Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi, Coelogyne rochussenii, Dendrobium leonis and Dendrobium secundum. The obverse of the coin features the Singapore Coat of Arms and the issue year -2016.