The Singapore Mint marked its fiftieth anniversary in 2018. It was a celebration of progress for the relatively young operation. It opened in 1968 to mint coins for circulation in the newly independent nation. From those humble roots, it has grown into a fully integrated facility that creates beautiful products from program concept through design, production, marketing, and distribution. The mint takes particular pride in its after-sales services to ensure that its customers have the best possible collecting experience. Today, the Mint is one of just a handful to maintain a team of skilled craftsmen who can add human elements to its products. This has played a major role in the Mint’s success in winning several globally recognized awards since 1986. In addition to minting coins from Singapore, the Mint also products issues for other countries and territories, including Macau and Bhutan.