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The coin comes in a specially designed folder and features Mr Lee Kuan Yew's portrait as well as a dual latent image that shows "1923" and "2023" when viewed from different angles. IMAGES: MAS.GOV.SG

Get Your Commemorative LKY100 Coins From Banks Islandwide In Dec

Earlier this year, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched a new commemorative $10 coin in honour of the 100th birth anniversary of our late founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

What does the coin look like?

The gold-coloured LKY coin is minted in aluminium bronze and has a diameter of 30mm, making it larger than the current Third Series circulation coins.

On one side, it features a portrait of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, accompanied in the foreground by the Marina Barrage.

The backdrop is the skyline of the Raffles Place financial district, and two heritage buildings which have witnessed significant milestones in Singapore’s history – Fullerton Hotel (formerly the Fullerton Building/General Post Office) and National Gallery Singapore (formerly the Supreme Court and City Hall).

On the other side of the coin, below the Singapore Coat of Arms, a dual latent image features Mr Lee’s birth year (1923) viewed from one angle, and his 100th birth anniversary (2023) viewed from another.

How can I get one?

Although applications closed in June, you can still get your hands on these commemorative coins if you didn't manage to apply for them.

From 4 to 31 December 2023, you can walk into any of the 142 participating bank branches to exchange for the LKY100 coins. According to MAS, more than 700,000 coins are available for exchange.

You'll need to bring your NRIC, passport or work pass for the exchange. There is no restriction on the number of coins you can exchange for, except for the stock availability at each bank branch.

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