If you like money, here’s what our old money looked like from the 60s to 90s

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By Henedick Chng | March 12, 2017

We all love money.

But when we can’t save and spend it, looking at it is good too.

Thanks to people who have the self-discipline to not only save money, but to store them away in mint condition over many years, we are able to see what old Singapore money is like.

Here are some highlights of old Singapore currency with reference to a video compiled by someone called nostalgia122.

1967 to 1973 – Singapore’s first currency notes after independence: The Orchid Series.  

 

Singapore dollar 1967
Screen grab taken from here.

 

A $25 note was issued in the Orchid Series, but was discontinued due to its inconvenient denomination.

 

$25 Singapore dollar note
Screen grab taken from here.

 

1976 to 1980 – The Bird Series of notes were issued. 

 

$5 Singapore Dollar note
Screen grab taken from here.

 

A $20 note was issued under this series. The note features an SIA concorde plane.

Concordes were passenger planes capable of supersonic flights used by airlines in the past. The speeds that they were capable of, allowed them to complete journeys in a fraction of the time that the average passenger jet plane took.

 

$20 Singapore Dollar note
Screen grab taken from here.

 

1984 to 1991 – The Ship series was issued, just before the current Portrait series in circulation.

$2 singapore note
Screen grab taken from here and here.

 

Before the purple $2 note above was issued, $2 notes were orange in colour like the one below. However, they were stopped because they could be confused with $10 notes.

 

$2 Singapore dollar note
Screen grab taken from here.

 

$10 Singapore Dollar note
Screen grab taken from here.

To view more of our past currency notes, here is the full video by nostalgia122.

Top image screen grabs taken from here.

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About Henedick Chng

Henedick loves food. He is always hungry. In between his eating binges, he cooks and is just another food blogger who anyhow shares his recipes and dining adventures with the world.

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