Signatories of the Singapore Currency (1967-2013)

新加坡纸币上的签名(1967年至2013年)

In the history of Singapore’s paper currency, post independence up to 2013, there has been seven (7) signatures over four (4) series of banknotes.

The Singapore currency  bears the signature of the Finance Minister from the Orchid, Bird to Ship series. Starting from the Portrait series, the currency bears the signature of the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore (BCCS) and after 2002, the Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

The seven (7) signatories of Singapore currency, from 1967 to 2013:

  1. Mr Lim Kim San
  2. Dr Goh Keng Swee
  3. Mr Hon Sui Sen
  4. Dr Richard Hu Tsu Tau
  5. Mr Lee Hsien Loong (current Prime Minister)
  6. Mr Goh Chok Tong (Emeritus Senior Minister)
  7. Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam (current Deputy PM & Finance Minister)

Q: Who are the longest serving signatories on our currency?

A: Mr Hon Sui Sen served for 13 years (est.), having his signature printed on the Orchid to the Bird series. Dr Richard Hu served about 16 years (est.), helming the Ship to President Yusof Ishak series.

Q: Who are the shortest serving signatories on our currency?

A: Mr Lim Kim San served from 1965 to 1967 (about 2-3 years), while Dr Goh Keng Swee served from 1967 to 1970 (about 3-4 years). But it could also be Mr Lee Hsien Loong who served as MAS Chairman from 1998 to 2004 and  Finance Minister from 2001 to 2007.

But how could that be since PM Lee was MAS Chairman and Finance Minister up to 2007?

If you wish to know more, look out for my next blog post :-)

Sign 1 Orchid100 LKS

 Orchid Series $100, signed by Finance Minister LKS.

Sign 2 Bird20 HSS

Bird Series $20, signed by Finance Minister HSS.
Sign 3 Ship02 HTT

 Ship Series $2, signed by Finance Minister HTT.

Sign 3 Ship100 HTT

  Ship Series $100, signed by Finance Minister HTT.
Sign 4 Ishak05 HTT

 Portrait Series $5, signed by Chairman BCCS, HTT.

Sign 6 Port50 Tharman

Portrait Series $50, signed by MAS Chairman, Tharman.

在新加坡的纸币历史里,独立后至二零一三年 (2013),在四(4)个纸币系列里有七(7)个签名。新加坡纸币开始都带有财政部长的签名。从兰花系列,鸟系列到船舶系列,都是这样。

从人像系列开始,纸币带有新加坡货币专员委员会主席(BCCS)的签名,一直到二零零二年(2002)后,由新加坡金融管理局(MAS)主席签名。

新加坡纸币从19672013的签署部长:

  1. 林金山先生
  2. 吴庆瑞博士
  3. 韩瑞生先生
  4. 胡赐道博士
  5. 李显龙先生 (现任总理)
  6. 吴作栋先生(荣誉国务资政)
  7. 尚达曼先生(现任副总理兼财长)

问:谁是新加坡纸币签署部长当中任职时间最长的?

答:韩瑞生先生担任了约十三年,从兰花到鸟系列的纸币都有他的签名。胡赐道博士担任了约十六年,船舶至总统尤索夫·伊沙克系列的纸币都有他的签名。

问:谁是新加坡纸币签署部长当中任职时间最短的?

答:林金山先生从1965年至1967年担任签署部长约二至三年,而吴庆瑞博士是从1967年至1970年担任签署部长约三至四年。但李显龙先生也可能是担任最短的签署部长之一,虽然他曾在19982004年担任新加坡金融管理局(MAS)主席和在20012007年任财政部长。

那怎么可能是李总理呢?他曾担任新加坡金融管理局(MAS)主席和财政部长至二零零七年(2007),时间不算短。

要知道详情,请留意下一篇博客,我将与你分享。

 

by Russell Cheong

owner & author of uncutcurrency.sg

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