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