Presented here is a 50 Cents coin of Singapore from its Floral Series, a series active from 1985 to 2013. I came home from a trip to Singapore with several of them!
The coin's obverse depicts the Singapore Coat of Arms; the Arms were created/adopted in 1959, the first year of self-government for the former British colony; the Arms features five five-pointed stars.
From the web site of the National Heri
tage Board of Singapore (https://www.nhb.gov.sg/what-we-do/o...at-of-arms): The State Crest of Singapore is formed by a shield emblazoned with a white crescent moon and five white stars against a red background.
Red is used to symbolise universal brotherhood and the equality of man, while white signifies pervading and everlasting purity and virtue. The five stars represent the national ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality. This motif is also found on the National Flag.
Supporting the shield are a lion on the left and a tiger on the right. A banner below the shield is inscribed with the Republic of Singapore's motto, 'Majulah Singapura' (meaning 'Onward Singapore' in Malay). The lion embodies Singapore itself while the tiger represents Singapore's historical ties with Malaysia.
The copper-nickel coin features the Allamanda cathartica
flower (aka Golden Trumpet) on its reverse; the reverse was designed by Christopher Ironside.
Collecting history one coin or medal at a time! (c) commems. All rights reserved.
Edited by commems
05/27/2021 4:18 pm