Man Tries Paying With S$10 Lee Kuan Yew Coin, Cashiers Left Confused

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Man Tries & Fails To Pay Using S$10 Commemorative Lee Kuan Yew Coin

Recently, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) minted special S$10 coins to commemorate Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s 100th birth anniversary.

While the coin is merely a keepsake, finance influencer Seth Wee decided to film himself trying to pay for purchases using it.


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His actions confused cashiers, some of whom rejected the money.

Netizens then wondered if the coin was legal tender, which it actually is, according to MAS.

Cashiers perplexed by Lee Kuan Yew coin

Those who received the special S$10 commemorative coins would have likely saved it as a valuable token.

The gold-coloured coins feature the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew — modern Singapore’s founding father — on one side, beside the city’s skyscrapers.

While some may see sentimental value in it, ‘finfluencer’ Seth Wee decided to test the coin’s actual value. In a TikTok video on 17 Sep, he visited various stores and attempted to pay using the Lee Kuan Yew coin.

Some counter staff showed immediate confusion up...

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