Singapore, 18 August 2015
Commemorative currency notes to celebrate SG50. The commemorative notes, issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), comprise a $50 polymer note to mark Singapore’s 50 years of nation-building.
The note designs drew inspiration from significant milestones and achievements in Singapore’s history, the multiracialism that defines us as a nation, and the values and aspirations that underpin Singapore’s progress. The front of the $50 note feature the portrait of Mr Yusof Ishak, Singapore’s first President, as in the current Portrait series notes.
The $50 note highlights Singapore’s history, transformation and future. It shows the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, shouting “Merdeka!” – the rallying cry of our independence struggle. The note makes distinctive use of the colour gold, reflecting Singapore’s Golden Jubilee.