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					Monetary Authority of Singapore
10 Shenton Way MAS Building Singapore 079117 Telephone: (65) 6225-5577




MEDIA RELEASE


    MAS LAUNCHES THE 2012 GIANT PANDA COMMEMORATIVE COINS


Singapore, 6 September 2012… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
today launched the 2012 Giant Panda Commemorative Coins. These coins,
which will be issued today, mark the arrival of two giant pandas – Kai Kai and Jia
Jia , in Singapore. The coins also help highlight the threat of extinction faced by
giant pandas today and the importance of wildlife conservation.



Coin Design

2      The coins come in three different versions with a similar design concept
featuring Kai Kai and Jia Jia, in their natural habitat. The names of the pandas
are engraved in Chinese characters on the coins. The Silver Proof coin comes in
a unique oval shape, the first of its kind in Singapore.

3       The obverse of the coin bears the Singapore Arms with the year 2012.


Limited Worldwide Mintage

4       The details of the coins are as follows:

      a. $5 Silver Proof Colour Coin
         31.10 grams of 999 fine silver with full colour application. Coin size of
         45.00mm x 31.00mm. Mintage of 10,000 pieces.

      b. $2 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Colour Coin
         Proof-like condition with full colour application. Coin diameter of
         38.70mm. Mintage of 10,000 pieces.

      c. $2 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin
         Proof-like condition with full engraving features. Coin diameter of
         38.70mm. Mintage of 10,000 pieces.

      d. 3-in-1 Coin Set
         The premium set comprises a $5 Silver Proof Colour Coin, a $2 Cupro-
         Nickel Proof-Like Colour Coin and a $2 Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin.
         These coins are part of the coin mintages that are sold individually.
         Mintage of 3,000 sets.
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Monetary Authority of Singapore
10 Shenton Way MAS Building Singapore 079117 Telephone: (65) 6225-5577


Sale of Coins

5      The coins will be sold by The Singapore Mint. For enquiries and coin
orders, the public can contact The Singapore Mint at 6566 2626 / 6222 2486 /
6238 9890 / 6895 0288 / 6895 0358, or www.singaporemint.com.




(a) $5 Silver Proof Colour          (b) $2 Cupro-Nickel                  (c) $2 Cupro-Nickel
    Coin                                Proof-Like Colour                    Proof-Like Coin
                                        Coin




                                    (d) 3-in-1 Coin Set

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For media queries, please contact:

Mark Tan
Assistant Director, Communications
Tel: (65) 6229 9640
Fax: (65) 6227 0705
Email: marktan@mas.gov.sg


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