Singapore Dollar - Banknotes - The Latest (portrait) Series

The Latest (portrait) Series

The current Portrait series was introduced in 1999, with the 1 and 500 dollar denominations omitted. These notes feature the face of Yusof bin Ishak, the first president of the Republic of Singapore, on the obverse, and the reverse depicts a feature of civic virtue. There are both paper and polymer notes in circulation. The designs of the polymer notes are very similar to the corresponding paper note except for the slightly slippery feel and a small transparent window design in the corner of the banknote. Polymer notes are progressively replacing the paper banknotes in circulation. The notes also have Braille patterns at the top right-hand corner of the front design.

4th Series – Portrait Series (1999–present)
Image Value Dimensions Main Colour Description Date of issue Status Material
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse
$2 126 × 63 mm Purple President Yusof bin Ishak, Money Cowrie Education September 9, 1999 Circulation Paper
January 12, 2006 Polymer
$5 133 × 66 mm Green President Yusof bin Ishak, Gold-Ringed Cowrie Garden City September 9, 1999 Paper
May 18, 2007 Polymer
$10 141 × 69 mm Red President Yusof bin Ishak, Wandering Cowrie Sports September 9, 1999 Paper
May 4, 2004 Polymer
$50 156 × 74 mm Blue President Yusof bin Ishak, Cylindrical Cowrie Arts September 9, 1999 Paper
$100 162 × 77 mm Orange President Yusof bin Ishak, Swallow Cowrie Youth Paper
$1000 170 × 83 mm Pink President Yusof bin Ishak, Beautiful Cowrie Government Paper
$10,000 180 × 90 mm Gold President Yusof bin Ishak, Onyx Cowrie Economics Paper

The S$10,000 and B$10000 note are the world's most valuable banknote (that is officially in circulation). As of August 2011, it is worth over six times as much as the next most valuable, the 1000 Swiss franc note. The most valuable legal tender banknote is the US$10,000 note.

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