Singapore-The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today unveiled the 2018 Year of the Dog Almanac coins, the second issue in the Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series. The coins will be issued on 5 January 2018.

2 The Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series will span 12 years, from 2017 to 2028. Each year's issue will depict a zodiac animal in a park or natural landscape setting in Singapore.

2018 Year of the Dog Coins

3 The 2018 Year of the Dog coins will feature the Dog with the Singapore Botanic Gardens in the background. With more than 150 years of history, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is also Singapore's first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4 The coins will be available in 10 different versions, comprising various metallic compositions, minting relief effects and shapes. Special premium sets consisting of various coin combinations will also be available.

5 The obverse of the coins bears the Singapore Coat of Arms with the year 2018.

6 More details of the coins are in the Annex.

Sale of Coins

7 The coins will be sold by The Singapore Mint. For enquiries and orders, the public can contact The Singapore Mint at 6566 2626 / 6895 0288 / 6222 2486 / 6336 2878 / 6634 2009 or via the internet at www.singaporemint.com.

8 Orders must reach The Singapore Mint by 15 December 2017. The coins will be subjected to balloting if oversubscribed.

Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore