Singapore Banknotes Ship $2 25-in-1 Uncut Sheet BCCS Overprint 新加坡船舶系列二元25张加印连体钞

This Ship $2 25-in-1 uncut sheet is issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Board of Commissioners of Currency Singapore (BCCS).

This is a very unique piece of uncut sheet; it comes with a special commemorative text over-printed on the top border of the uncut sheet:

“In Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore 12 June 1992”.

To make this numismatic sheet even more unusual, after the commemorative text, the sheet serial number is also overprinted on the top right corner: “BCCS No: 0XXXX”.

The last 4 digits of the serial number coincide with the last 4 digits of each note.

As far as I know, this uncut sheet has achieved three “first”:

  • First uncut sheet to have commemorative texts overprinted. 
  • First uncut sheet to have the serial number overprinted. 
  • First uncut sheet to have a 3-sided border around the sheet (top, left and right). 


Subsequent uncut sheets that have printing borders include the Ship $5, Portrait series $2 Y2K, $10 and $50 uncut sheets.

So I’d say this is a unique sheet but in terms of production numbers, it is quite large, probably in the ten-thousand range. But even so, very few can be found in the market.

Specifications:
Date of issue: June 1992.
Size: 675.5x 326 mm
Signed by Minister for Finance Dr Hu Tsu Tau.
Special serial no: Nx 2×3076
All notes bear the same last 4 digits of 3076.
Come in a wooden box.
Uncirculated mint condition.
Sheet printed serial no. : BCCS NO: 03076
Sheet serial no. and note’s last 4 digits are matching.
Production: over ten thousand sheets (estimated).

Serial Number Configuration:
This Ship $2 uncut sheet has 5 rows and 5 columns.
The serial numbers are arranged as follows.

1st column     2nd column     3rd column     4th column     5th column

NR 203076     NS 203076     NT 203076     NU 203076     NV 203076
NR 223076     NS 223076     NT 223076     NU 223076     NV 223076
NR 243076     NS 243076     NT 243076     NU 243076     NV 243076
NR 263076     NS 263076     NT 263076     NU 263076     NV 263076
NR 283076     NS 283076     NT 283076     NU 283076     NV 283076

Based on the above, each column has a prefix that starts with the same serial number 203076, and the second digit changes in ascending order (0 to 2 to 4 to 6 and 8), from top to bottom.

This arrangement is different from the Ship $5 and $10 uncut sheets.

This is a beautiful note with a solid and attractive purple colour. This was the first purple coloured note and it has definitely done better than the orangey one. As a small $2 note, it is well-balanced and full of meaningful content that’s iconic to Singapore. I especially like the “Chingay Procession” on the reverse that depicts the distinctive traditional cultural performances of the Singapore Chinese, Malay and Indian races, demonstrating the essence of racial harmony, a corner-stone of Singapore’s multi-racial society.

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这张新加坡两元船舶系列25张连体钞的发行是为纪念新加坡货币专员委员会二十五周年纪念而发行。

连体钞上加印了新加坡金融管理局二十五周年庆的祝贺语和篇号。

加印祝贺语:“In Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore 12 June 1992”.

加印篇号:“BCCS No: 0XXXX”。

在新加坡纸币上“加印”是相当罕见的。

这是一张相当独特的未切割连体钞。它有三个第一。

  • 第一张加印祝贺语的连体钞。 
  • 第一张加印篇号的连体钞。 
  • 第一张连带“三边印刷框” 的连体钞(上,左和右 )。 
值得一提,平面印刷产品一般成品后都须切割到实际大小,边框都会被切掉。留下“三边印刷框”无疑增加这张未切割连体钞的收藏价值。 


接下来有印刷框的连体钞就包括了
船舶系列$5元,肖像系列$2 Y2K(千喜年),$10元和$50元。 

产品规格:
由新加坡货币专员委员会发行(BCCS),发行于1992年六月。
尺寸:675.5x 326 mm
由新加坡财政部长胡赐道博士签名。
所有纸币都有特别钞票序号Nx 2×3076。
所有纸币与3076结尾。
原包装附带证书和木盒子。
编号和钞票结尾号码相同。
限量发行1万张以上(估计)。
品质:未流通及完好无损。

序列号和号码排列设定:
这$2元连体钞有五行五栏共二十五张。钞票序号和号码按如下方式排列:

第一栏           第二栏           第三栏            第四栏            第五栏
NR 203076     NS 203076     NT 203076     NU 203076     NV 203076
NR 223076     NS 223076     NT 223076     NU 223076     NV 223076
NR 243076     NS 243076     NT 243076     NU 243076     NV 243076
NR 263076     NS 263076     NT 263076     NU 263076     NV 263076
NR 283076     NS 283076     NT 283076     NU 283076     NV 283076

按以上方式排列,每一栏的序号从NR开始连接号码203076。号码的第二个数字升序排列。 从零 到二到四到六到八,从上至下。这组号码在每一栏里重复。

很明显的,这一张$2元连体钞的排列于同系列的$5元40张和$10元45张是不一样的。 

这是一个张美丽的钞票。紫色很有吸引力。这是第一张紫色钞票。比起上一张橙色的好得多。作为一张小钞票,它的设计均衡和内容充分。我特别喜欢在钞票反面的“妆艺大游行”。它描绘了独特的新加破华,印和马来族的传统文化,显示出种族和谐的本质,是现代新加坡建立多元种族社会的一个基石。

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by Russell Cheong

owner & author of uncutcurrency.sg

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