$20 S’pore Bicentennial Notes Open For Application Again

Did you miss the 1st batch of $20 commemorative notes — or maybe you know someone who has been complaining to you that he/she did not get the $20 notes despite queuing for very long at the bank?

Well, you can now apply for the 2nd batch of Singapore Bicentennial $20 commemorative bills notes from 16 Sep until 13 Oct. This time, however, instead of the limit of 20 notes per person, you can only exchange a maximum of 10.

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A total of 2 million pieces of the commemorative notes will be up for grabs this round.

Apply for the notes now

The application can be done online here. Just fill up the simple form on the website.

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Also, remember to indicate the number of notes that you would like, as well as which bank and branch you would want to collect your notes at.

Here is the list of the major banks where you can exchange your notes at:

  • DBS/ POSB
  • UOB
  • HSBC
  • OCBC
  • Standard Charted
  • Bank Of China
  • Citibank
  • Maybank
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

If you do not have internet access, you can go to the Citizen Connect Centres at 25 community clubs (CCs) or Our Tampines Hub.

Here are some of the CCs that have the Citizen Connect Centres:

  • Bedok CC
  • Bukit Batok East CC
  • Choa Chu Kang CC
  • Eunos CC
  • Kallang CC
  • Marine Parade CC
  • SengKang CC
  • Tanjong Pagar CC
  • Toa Payoh Central CC
  • Zhenghua CC

The full list of CCs can be found here.

If your application is successful, you will be notified by 3 Nov. You can then exchange your regular notes for the commemorative ones within a 2 week period. Dates for the exchange have yet to be announced.

One thing to note is that if you are applying, you can only make a transaction of 10 notes, which is a reduction from the first launch where each person was entitled 20 pieces per transaction.

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Previous bicentennial notes on sale on Carousell

Prices of the commemorative notes on Carousell can go up to $650 for a 3 piece uncut version.

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There are also single piece versions which go for $25 to $35 per piece.

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With the new batch of notes coming out soon, you can keep a lookout on Carousell for a dip in prices.

These Bicentennial notes are a form of memory, which celebrate 200 years since Sir Stanford Raffles landed on our shores. Collecting them is evidence that you have been through this milestone in Singapore’s history.

Will you be applying to exchange for the 2nd batch of the Bicentennial notes? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured image adapted from Facebook and Carousell.