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Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Commemorative Coin Issue

The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC), in collaboration with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Singapore Mint, officially launched the limited edition Singapore 2010 commemorative coin series on 29 June 2010. This coin series was launched to mark the inaugural event of the first Youth Olympic Games in history, which will be hosted by Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010. Three different coins – namely gold, silver and bi-metal - come with face values of SGD10, SGD5 and SGD2 respectively.

1/4oz 999.9 Fine Gold Proof-Like Coin

This gold coin (see above) represents the golden moments of Singapore 2010. It captures the determination and courage of young Olympians from all around the world and Singapore’s effort to make the first-ever Youth Olympic Games a success. Catch the spirit of the Games with this exquisite coin!

Composition: 999.9 Fine Gold
Finish: Proof-Like
Diameter: 21.96 mm
Weight : 1/4 troy oz
Face Value : SGD10
Mintage: 5,000pcs worldwide

1oz 999 Fine Silver Proof-Like Colour Coin with Dynamic Hologram Effect

Singapore’s first-ever hologram coin with colour is created to celebrate the nation’s hosting of the first Youth Olympic Games. The Singapore 2010 mascots, Lyo and Merly, flank the Games emblem and the Olympic rings. The lower circumference features the iconic Singapore lion head in dynamic hologram effect.

Composition: 999 Fine Silver
Finish: Proof-Like
Special Effect: Hologram
Diameter: 40.70 mm
Weight: 1 troy oz
Face Value: SGD5
Mintage: 10,000pcs worldwide

Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Coin Set

The grouping of a silver coin and four silver-plated medallions decorated with sports pictograms and orchids of Singapore in a single coin set evokes Singapore’s pride in this international sporting event. The coin set allows collectors to vary the display of the coin and medallions.

Variations of creative display

Bi-Metal Brilliant Uncirculated Colour Coin

This innovative first bi-metal coin with colour presents the Singapore 2010 emblem in the aluminium-bronze core. It serves as an attractive focal point and represents Singapore 2010 as a youth-focused Games with Olympism at its heart. The Singapore 2010 mascots, Lyo and Merly, and the distinctive Olympic rings are also featured on this coin.

Composition: Copper Nickel (Ring) Aluminium-Bronze (Core)
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated
Diameter : 32.00 mm
Weight : 15.25 gm
Face Value : SGD2
Mintage: 30,000pcs worldwide
The obverse of these commemorative coins bears the Singapore Arms with the year 2010.

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