10000 Dollars

Features

Country Singapore
Period Republic (1967-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1999
Value 10,000 Dollars
10000 SGD = 7,517 USD
Currency Dollar (1967-date)
Composition Paper
Size 180 × 90 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 44
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Portrait of the First President of Singapore, Encik Yusof bin Ishak, the Onyx cowrie and the Coat of arms of Singapore

Lettering:
SINGAPURA 新加坡 சிங்கப்பூர் SINGAPORE
10000
THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER
TEN THOUSAND
DOLLARS
CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF CURRENCY
SINGAPORE
SINGAPORE

Translation:
Singapore
Ten Thousand Dollars.

Reverse

Economics: Computer chip research laboratory.

Lettering:
10000 SINGAPORE
10000 ECONOMICS

Comments

Issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore (since merged to the Monetary Authority of Singapore), as part of the Singapore Portrait Series currency notes, and was issued into general circulation on September 9, 1999. The SG$10,000 and the B$10,000 (of Brunei) are the world's most valuable banknotes (that are officially in circulation) in terms of purchasing power, compared to the other widely used banknote, the 1,000 Swiss francs banknote. On July 2, 2014, the Monetary Authority of Singapore announced that it would stop printing $10,000 notes starting from October 1, 2014, to reduce the risk of money laundering. Singapore has now officially stopped producing the S$10,000 banknote and has thus begun the process of withdrawing it from active circulation. The Monetary Authority of Singapore said that the notes will likely remain legal tender until all the notes slowly get returned as they get damaged.

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  Signature: Hu Tsu Tau. (Issued note)
1999  5,000 Signature: Hu Tsu Tau. (Specimen)

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