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MAS launches 2007 Year of Boar Chinese Almanac Coins

(a) $10 2 troy ounce 999 Silver Piedfort Proof Coin

Source: www.mas.gov.sg

MAS Launches 2007 Year of Boar Chinese Almanac Coins

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today launched the 2007 Year of the Boar Almanac Coins and the 2007 Uncirculated Coin Set (5-cent to $5).
2007 Year of the Boar Coins
The coins are part of the third series of Chinese Almanac Coins designed by Mr Xu Yunfei of Shanghai Mint.
The previous two issues were the 2006 Year of the Dog coins and 2005 Year of the Rooster coins. The simple and lively image of the boar is integrated with ancient Chinese seal characters in a design that combines tradition with modernity.
As with the previous two issues, the Year of the Boar coins will use a mix of traditional minting technology and unique colour application.
In particular, the 2007 $10 Silver Piedfort Proof Coin features the boar in full colour with a colourful peony flower on its belly. The peony is a traditional Chinese symbol of blessings and festive cheer.
In particular, the 2007 $10 Silver Piedfort Proof Coin features the boar in full colour with a colourful peony flower on its belly. The peony is a traditional Chinese symbol of blessings and festive cheer.
Limited Worldwide Mintage
The coins will be issued on Friday, 5 January 2007. The details of the coins are:
a) $200 Gold Proof Coin  
5 troy ounce of 999.9 fine gold with diameter of 60 mm.  Very limited mintage of 200 pieces.

b) $100 Gold Proof Coin
1 troy ounce of 999.9 fine gold.  Mintage of 3,000 pieces.   

c) $5 Gold Proof Coin
¼ troy ounce of 999.9 fine gold.  Mintage of 5,000 pieces

d) $1 Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Coin (please see picture below '$1 Gold Coin')
With a diameter of only 7 mm and weighing only 0.3 gm, it is the smallest 999.9 gold coin issued by MAS.  The coin is housed in an exquisite card featuring a family of pigs with auspicious words "  ". Mintage of 5,000 pieces.   

e) $25 Silver Proof Coin
Minted in 5 troy ounce of 999 fine silver, this is the largest coin issued by MAS with a diameter of 65 mm.  Very low mintage of 250 pieces.  

f) $10 Silver Piedfort Proof Colour Coin (please see picture below '$10 Silver Coin')
The Boar is featured on this coin in full colour, with a peony incorporated on its body.  Double the thickness of an ordinary coin.  2 troy ounce of 999 fine silver.   Mintage of 30,000 pieces.  

g) $2 Silver Proof Coin
20 gm 999 fine silver.  Mintage of 6,000 pieces.    

h) $2  Cupro-Nickel Proof-Like Coin
Proof-like condition and mintage is based on demand.

(b) $1 0.3 g 999.9 Gold BU Coin

The Lunar Boar Coins are also available in premium sets: -

(c) 3-in-1 Coin Set

a) 3-in-1 Coin Set 
Consists of a 1 troy ounce 999.9 gold proof coin, a 2 troy ounce 999 silver piedfort coloured coin, a cupro-nickel proof-like coin and a floral-shaped ingot. 
 
The gold coin in the 3-in-1 coin set is engraved with a serial number matching that of the accompanying certificate of authenticity.    Only 500 sets would be sold. 

b) 5 Troy Ounce Lunar Series Coin Set
Consists of a 5 troy ounce 999.9 fine gold proof coin and a 5 troy ounce 999 fine silver proof coin. They are displayed to form the auspicious figure '8'.  Each coin set comes with a serialised certificate. Only 88 sets are available.  

c) 2-in-1 Coin Set
Consists of a 2 troy ounce 999 fine silver piedfort proof coin, a cupro-nickel proof-like coin and a floral-shaped ingot.  Limited to 3,000 sets only

2007 Uncirculated Coin Set (5¢ to $5)
This consists of 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢ and $1 coins as well as a scallop-edged $5 coin with a latent image of the year '2007' and the MAS logo.
The set is presented in an attractive Hongbao pack, featuring a lively golden boar with colourful cherry blossoms and an auspicious Chinese blessing " "on the side to usher in the lunar new year.  
Sale of Coins
The coins will be sold by The Singapore Mint.
For enquiries and coin orders, the public can contact The Singapore Mint at telephone nos 6566 2626 / 6895 0376 / 6895 0360 or via Internet at www.singaporemint.com.

Source: www.mas.gov.sg Media Release 21 Nov 2006

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