SG50 Special: The Ship $2 Purple Currency Note in Acrylic

Ship $2 Purple currency note encapsulated in acrylic.

The Ship series was the third Singapore currency series.

The Ship $2 Purple was issued on 16th December 1991. It was the second $2 currency and first currency note in purple, replacing the short-lived Ship $2 Red. We know the Ship $2 Red was replaced because it’s colour was quite similar to the $10 although it was of a different shade and size.

So I can say this Ship $2 Purple currency note was an accidental note, it was unplanned for, and it was the first note issued because of a colour change.

In fact this was the only note in the Ship series and the first note out of all series to adopt asymmetrical serial numbers. The Ship $2 Purple was in circulation for 8 years , I bet you didn’t know that the total notes printed was a lot lesser than the Bird series and Orchid series (source: singaporemint.com). It was replaced by the Portrait series in 1999.

Paper currency notes have shorter circulation life-spans, only a very small percentage survived when they are replaced by a new series, and even fewer in pristine condition. As such, discontinued currency notes in mint and uncirculated condition do command a premium.

To preserve for future generations, now encapsulated in acrylic with the printed slogan “Together We Are Singapore”, these magnificent pieces are presented in a luxurious gold colour gift box together with a certificate of authenticity.

Celebrating Singapore’s 50 Years of Independence.

Limited to 500 pieces.

The Singapore’s Golden Jubilee Collectible Currency Series is listed on MCCY SG50 official website.

Ship $2 Purple currency note encapsulated in acrylic.

Ship $2 Purple currency note encapsulated in acrylic.

船舶系列是新加坡第三个纸币系列。

船舶2元面额紫色纸钞,在1991年12月16日首次发行。这张船舶2元面额紫色纸钞是新加坡第二款2元面额纸钞,也是第一款采用紫色的钞票。主要目的是为了取代2元面额红色纸钞,因为颜色接近10元面额纸钞,造成了混乱,虽然颜色深浅和尺寸都有不同。

那我可以这么说,这张是新加坡意外或偶然发行的纸钞吗?它并不是原来的计划,是第一张需要改变颜色而发行的纸币。

事实上,这是在船舶系列中的唯一,也是所有系列里第一张采用非对称序列号的纸币。

该船舶2元面额紫色纸钞虽然流通了8年,我肯定你不知道它的总发行量实际上比鸟类和胡姬花系列1元面额纸钞少很多(资料来源:singaporemint.com)。此钞在1999年被现有的肖像系列所取代。

纸币容易损坏,流通循环寿命比较短。当新系列的纸币被公布后,旧系列一般都通过银行体系被回收,很少留在市面。原装未流通的就少之又少了。绝版纸钞,原装未流通品相,有收藏价值的,溢价就比较高。

为了庆祝新加坡金禧年,这款绝版稀有纸钞,重新登场。未流通品相船2 元面额紫色纸钞被封装在亚克力里。豪华金色礼盒包装,配有证书。精美收藏,世代相传。

庆祝新加坡建国五十周年。限量发行500个。

新加坡金禧年珍藏纸币系列的纪念品以被列入SG50政府官方网站

Ship $2 Purple currency note encapsulated in acrylic.

Ship $2 Purple currency note encapsulated in acrylic.

by Russell Cheong

owner & author of uncutcurrency.sg

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