2022’s Year of Tiger Chinese Almanac coins unveiled

Ten versions of the collectible coins will be issued on Jan 1, 2022 and will feature the Tiger against the backdrop of Haw Par Villa.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 18 November 2021, 4:30 PM

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has unveiled the 2022 Year of the Tiger Almanac coins, the sixth issue of Singapore’s fourth Chinese Almanac coin series.

Ten types of the collectible coins will be issued on Jan 1, 2022 and will feature a tiger against the backdrop of the Haw Par Villa, while the flip side of each coin will bear the Singapore Coat of Arms and the year 2022.

All versions of the coins come in different metallic compositions, shapes and minting relief effects.

Pre-orders for the coins can be made with The Singapore Mint from Nov 18 to Dec 17.

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A nickel-plated zinc 41mm coin comes with a face value of $2, while the 60mm gold coins have a face value of $200. PHOTO CREDIT: THE MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

Special premium sets with various coin combinations will also be available for purchase and all coins will be allocated by balloting if they are oversubscribed.

All coins and coin sets will come with serialised certificates of authenticity, except for the S$2 nickel-plated zinc coins.

The supply of each coin will vary between 100 and 50,000 pieces depending on the design and composition.

The Almanac series was launched in 2017 and a new coin will be issued each year over a span of 12 years till 2028.

Each year’s issue depicts a zodiac animal in a park or natural landscape setting in Singapore.

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