#ThrowbackThursday: Orchid Series Currency Notes

May 18, 2017

These were the first Singapore currency notes to be in circulation. Each denomination varied in design but shared dominant features, such as an orchid and the coat-of-arms on the front. On the back is a distinctive scene of Singapore, featuring the new Republic’s first fruits of labour.






Visit the permanent exhibition Fifty Years of Singapore Design at the National Design Centre.



Orchid Series Currency Notes: $1, $5, $10 and $50 (1967) – Printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co, and Thomas De La Rue & Co

Image: Monetary Authority of Singapore