Singapore - P18a - 1 Dollar - 1988
TBB. - B119a Date: ND (1988)Signature: 4
Front: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil text; Coat of arms; “Sha Chuan” four-masted ship; Chinese crane; Chinese carp (Cyprinus carpio) fsh.
Back: English text; Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid; Sentosa satellite earth station.
Solid security thread.
Watermark: Lion head.
Printer: THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY, LIMITED.
Size: 125 x 63 mm
General information: 1984 - 1997 Ship Issues
As was the case with the previous two issues, the Ship series also has nine denominations.
The denominations are similar except that the previous 20-dollar note was discontinued and a
new denomination of 2 dollars was introduced. The pictorial and aesthetic themes of this series are based on maritime vessels and the modern development of Singapore.
The vignettes on the front depict vessels that have plied the waters of Singapore over the
centuries. The series starts with the merchant craft of bygone days, and progresses to the modern bulk carrier which is featured on the highest denomination.
The series pays homage to the contribution of merchant shipping to the development of Singapore from an entrepot trading center to the busiest port in the world.
On the front, all notes have the Singapore coat of arms, a lion head watermark, and the signature and seal of the minister for finance and the chairman of the BCCS.
On the front center panel are creatures from Chinese mythology.
On the backs of the notes are scenes depicting Singapores achievements in the fields
of communication, housing, defense, and port management.
The orchid featured on the back of all the Ship series notes is the national ﬂower of Singapore, Vanda Miss Joaquim.
Source: The Banknotebook.
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