2014 1/2 oz Singapore Marine Life 4-in-1 .999 Silver Proof 4 Coin Set
To celebrate the beauty of the marine life in Singapore, The Singapore Mint is proud to present the inaugural 2014 Marine Life Commemorative Coin Set, issued by the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). NBC recognizes the importance of the biodiversity conservation efforts of Singapore and we are honored to have their support in the issuance of the coins. Presented in a unique coin shape that showcases the rich marine biodiversity of Singapore, this 4-coin set is the first issue of the Discovery of Nature coin series. These coins are also the first Singapore thematic coins issued by Cambodia!
Each of the coins is shaped in a unique wave-like effect, emulating the habitats where the animals live. To create a more vivid and realistic depiction of the animals, tasteful coloured elements have been carefully infused onto the coins. The 4 coins packed in a wave-shaped capsule form a seamless scenery of the seashores to the deep waters, with each coin featuring a rimless effect. This creates a remarkable illusion in which the marine animals are seen coming alive and emerging from the coins. This is a further testament to our coin minting technology which requires exceptional precision in minting. Enjoy a captivating story of the seas as told by putting all four coins together, which form a structure symbolising giant sea waves that carry you from the muddy sea shores, all the way to the deep sea waters.
In honour of The Singapore Mints esteemed partnership with NBC, the famous Angkor Wat, Cambodias most iconic symbol, is featured on the reverse side of the coin. Steeped in rich history and revered for its unparalleled beauty, the famed temple is highly regarded as one of the greatest historical landmarks in the world. This ancient architectural masterpiece is part of the Angkor World Heritage site, which has been identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continued conservation efforts have been put in place by the UNESCO and the Cambodian authorities to protect and preserve this great cultural treasure, much like Singapores continuous efforts for marine life conservation.