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10 Dollars 2007, Singapore

in Krause book Number: 48
Years of issue: 04.05.2004
Edition: --
Signatures: Chairman Monetary authority of Singapore: Mr. Goh Chok Tong
Serie: Fourth Series
Specimen of: 04.05.2004
Material: Polymer
Size (mm): 141 x 69
Printer: British American Bank Note Co. Ltd., Montreal

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10 Dollars 2007

Description

Watermark:

watermark

First president Yusof bin Ishak.

watermark

Lower, in right corner, the window with denomination.

Avers:

10 Dollars 2007

Tun Yusof bin IshakTun Yusof bin Ishak (12 August 1910 - 23 November 1970) was the first President of Singapore, serving from 1965 to 1970.

Yusof was well known both as a journalist and the founder of the Malay newspaper Utusan Melayu prior to becoming head of state of Singapore. He was married to Noor Aishah.

He first served as Yang di-Pertuan Negara (head of state) between 1959 and 1965, remaining in office during the time that Singapore was part of the Federation of Malaysia between 1963 and 1965. Following Singapore's departure from Malaysia in 1965, he served as the first President of the Republic until his death in 1970.

Buried at Kranji State Cemetery.

Top left, in plastic window, is the coat of arms of Singapore.

Near the denomination, centered, is the Merlions hologram. Same Merlion is lower left (not hologram).

Erronea erronesOn the background are the Wandering Cowry or Erroneous Cowry (Erronea errones).

Erronea errones, the "Wandering Cowry" or "Erroneous Cowry", is a species of sea snail, a cowry, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.

These very common shells reach on average 20-28 millimeters (0.79-1.10 in) of length, with a maximum size of 45 millimeters (1.8 in) and a minimum size of 13 millimeters (0.51 in). The dorsum is usually pale brown or greenish, with very variable patterns of darker greenish traversal bands or spots. The base and the teeth of the aperture are white. In the living cowries the papillose greenish mantle grants the camouflage.

This species is distributed in the East Indian Ocean along South India, Andaman Islands, Madagascar and Tanzania, as well in West Pacific Ocean along Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, New Caledonia, Samoa and Australia.

These cowries live in shallow tropical waters at low tide, usually under rocks or stones, feeding on algae.

Top left are two Braille points, horizontally, for the visually impaired.

Lower right is a transparent polymer window with repeated denominations "10".

Denomination in numeral and in words is centered.

Revers:

10 Dollars 2007

Subject - Sport.

Swimming, tennis, football, yachting, run.

Near lower denomination is a Merlion (same, as on obverse).

Denominations in numerals are in top and lower left corners.

Comments:

Under the word "Sport" is a square.