Tucked away at Teban Gardens Crescent is the Singapore Mint, home to a “museum” filled with coins and notes.
For those with a long memory, there was once a Singapore Coins & Notes Museum in Chinatown, next to the currently closed Chinatown Heritage Centre. Back in November 2014, the Chinatown outlet closed and relocated to the Singapore Mint headquarters.
Located just inside the doors of the Singapore Mint building is its shop which is filled with coins and notes. This is a single room with various showcases.
A Coin & Notes “Museum”
For avid fans of coins and notes, it is a chance to view a wide variety of monies, many of which are collectible.
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These include coins based on the zodiac series, for example coins with tiger designs and medallions.
There are also proof coins, proof colour coins and proof-like colour coins.
Besides the zodiac coins and medallions, the Singapore Mint shop also other types of coins which are presented to appeal to other fans. For example, there are specially designed Hello Kitty and Disney coins. These make nice keepsakes, especially for kids who may be born in a particular zodiac year.
Fans of Le Le the panda can also get a proof-like Giant Panda commemorative coin that was issued in 2012 when Kai Kai and Jia Jia first arrived in Singapore.
Besides coins and notes, there are also accessories such as money banks and keychains.
Visiting the Singapore Mint
The Singapore Mint’s collection is a place where fans of coins or those looking for a special commemorative souvenir can visit to pick up something special.
Singapore Mint is located at 20 Teban Gardens Crescent, Singapore 608928.