While Lunar New Year gifts of blessings are often seen as the crisp notes in hongbaos, take your gift up several notches with commemorative coins and medallions, which encapsulates giving a child their first piece of encouragement before they earn their own gold in life!
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has unveiled the 2017 Year of the Rooster Almanac Coins, the inaugural issue of the Singapore Fourth Chinese Almanac Coin Series (H001-H014). From a delicate piece of 1 gram 999.9 Fine Gold Coin, to a sizable 1 kg 999 Fine Silver rectangular coin, the coins are available in a wide range of fine gold, fine silver and base metal, in new shapes, sizes and materials.
Another alternative is The Singapore Mint Lunar Rooster medallion sets. Forget the conventional hongbaos but instead present your child with these encouragement hongbao comprising of 999 Fine Silver or 24k Goldplated medallions. Packaged in red gift box – this alternate hongbao is undoubtedly a meaningful gift, especially for newborns and children born in the year of rooster!
Give your child the start he deserves. Head down to The Singapore Mint’s retail outlets or roadshows, and pick up these encouragement hongbaos. Other interesting coins and collectibles are also available.
The Singapore Mint retail outlets can be found in Suntec City Mall, ChinaTown Point and 20 Teban Gardens Crescent. Visit www.singaporemint.com for list of roadshow locations.