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Singapore 1999 4th Portraits Series $10 banknote

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Take note: because this note is still in circulation when I am making this video, there will be information missing in the video when you watch this after 2022.

Technical Specification:

Year issue: 1999

Size: 141 mm x 69 mm

Watermark: Encik Yusof bin Ishak.

Paper Type:

Signature on banknote: Dr. Hu Tsu Tau, Mr. Lee Hsieng Loong

Prefix: 0AA, general prefix

Replacement Prefix: ZZ

The symbol behind the banknote: none

Polymer Type:

Printer: NPA

Signature on banknote: Mr Gok Chok Tong

Prefix: 0AA onward

The symbol below Sports behind the banknote:1 square, 2 squares, 1 triangle, 2 triangle, 1 diamond, 2 diamonds, 1 star

Signature on banknote: Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Prefix: -

The symbol below Sports behind the banknote: 1 hollow house, 1 solid house, 2 hollow house

Description

The sports theme is reflected in the $10 note through the depiction of five popular sports pursuits. On the back of the note, we see a jogger, a tennis player and a soccer player on one side, representing the most favoured land sports in Singapore. On the other side, swimming and sailing are pictured representing water sports. These are illustrated against a vibrant general design to convey the sense of energy and ruggedness symbolising sporting activities in general.

The note also shows the Wandering Cowrie (Cypraea errones Linnaeus, 1758). A variable member of the genus, this species is difficult to describe but easy to recognise by the mottled green top with a large, brownish and centrally located blotch. This blotch may vary in shape and size from specimen to specimen.

The cowrie's size range is between 13 and 43 mm. Having an Indo-West Pacific distribution, this animal is a shallow-water resident, found at the inter-tidal zone and down to a few metres below mean low tide level. Although its numbers have declined in Singapore, it still remains the most common cowrie here.

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