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1996 $25 Singapore Banknote Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Monetary Authority of Singapore

This beautiful $25 note is the second time in Singapore’s history that a commemorative note is issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore (BCCS) to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).The issue date for this $25 note is 10th May 1996. Whereas the very first $25 Orchid Series note was issued in 1972.


• Limited to 300,000 notes and 3,000 20-in-1 uncut sheets.
• The single note is available in two(2) forms namely a specially designed folder and “ a cheque book” packaging.
• The uncut sheet is housed in an elegant presentation box and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

$25 note in big folder design

Cheque Book type of folder for $25 note

Some of the latest security features developed in this $25 note to prevent counterfeiting are as follows:
• Security thread with text featuring the words “ MAS 25 TH ANNIVERSARY”
• Multi-redundant hologram, an anti-color copying feature
• Metameric print which is visible through a filter (included in the packaging)
• Invisible features which glow under ultra-violet light
• Optical variable feature printed with a special intaglio optical variable ink
• Microlettering, also an anti-color copying feature
• Electrotype watermark which is in addition to the 3-dimensional multi-tone lion’s head watermark.


Front design of the $25 note:
The front design features the MAS building. This is set against a view of the financial district in the background. The radiating pattern of the micro letterings “MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE 25TH ANNIVERSARY” symbolizes MAS’s central role in the financial sector.

Back Design of the $25 note:
Features the financial sector skyline with the MAS building at a further distance. Also incorporates a radiating pattern of micro letterings which spell out various financial services which symbolizes Singapore’s importance as an international financial centre. The transition from old to new in the financial section is symbolized by the abacus and the computer keyboard. The illustration of the SIMEX trading floor at the base of the design represents the “people” element in the financial sector.

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