SG50 Special: The Portrait $2 Paper Currency Note in Acrylic

Singapore Portrait $2 (Paper) note encapsulated in acrylic.

The Singapore Portrait currency series is the fourth series after the Ship. The Portrait $2 (Paper) was issued on 9th September 1999. It was the third $2 currency note and the LAST of the paper series, replaced by its polymer brethren on 12 January 2006. (I put the LAST in caps because I want you to know this is the LAST $2 paper.)

Since there were no changes in its design, the Portrait $2 (Paper) was neglected by collectors and quietly went out of circulation. Yes, your family and friends have some here and there but are they in mint uncirculated condition? They look recent but in fact, they are issued 16 years ago. YES! They are in Sec 4 this year! :-)))

The Portrait $2 paper is extremely hard to find and very rare in uncirculated mint condition. Try going to your numismatic dealers or friends in the collecting circles and ask to buy a stack of mint uncirculated Portrait $2 Paper. It’s almost impossible. I’ve tried, bought some and I’m still short, so I’m buying more. If you have Portrait $2 paper in stacks, sell them to me!

So based on scarcity, I think they are very collectible. And it will only get lesser and lesser.

To preserve for future generations, now encapsulated in acrylic with the printed slogan “Singapore’s Golden Jubilee 1965 – 2015″, these magnificent pieces are presented in a luxurious gold coloured gift box together with a certificate of authenticity.

Limited to 500 pieces only.

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

Singapore Portrait $2 (Paper)

Singapore Portrait $2 (Paper)

肖像系列是船系列后的第四个纸币系列。肖像2元面额纸钞在1999年9月9日发行。这是第三款2元面额纸钞也是最后的2元面额“纸钞”,于2006年1月12日被同款的“塑质钞”取代。(我把最后写成粗体字是因为我要让你知道,这是最后的2 元面额纸钞。)

因为其塑钞和纸钞的设计没有变化,肖像2 元面额纸钞被收藏家忽视,悄悄地走进了历史,很少被收藏。是的,你的家人和朋友这里有一些、那里有一些,但这些纸钞的品相是否是全新未流通?这款纸钞看起来不久前发行,但算起来已有16年!是的,它们今年读中四了!



为了庆祝新加坡金禧年,这款绝版稀有纸钞,重新登场。未流通品相肖像2 元面额纸钞被封装在亚克力里,印上 “Singapore’s Golden Jubilee 1965 – 2015” 的标语。豪华金色礼盒包装、配有证书。精美收藏,世代相传。



Singapore Portrait $2 (Paper) currency note encapsulated in acrylic.

Singapore Portrait $2 (Paper) currency note encapsulated in acrylic.

by Russell Cheong

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