Saturday, January 26, 2008

2nd Series of Malaysian Banknote (Type 1)

The second series of Malaysian Banknote was issued with Malaysian traditional ornamental designs and they are in $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, and $1000 denominations. There are three type of banknotes issued in the second series of Malaysian Banknotes. The Type 1 of second series was issued between 1982 to 1984 with the signature of the Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dato' Abd Aziz bin Hj. Taha. A recognisable blind mark was introduced at the upper left corner. The reverse of these notes feature some of the important monument or historic buildings located at Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.

The subsequent revision or the Type 2 of second series was introduced from 1986 to 1995. This Type 2 of second series has the signatory of governor Tan Sri Dato' Jaffar Hussein. One of the most observable changes is the removable of the blind mark on the upper left hand corner. The serial number which was previously printed horizontally is now printed vertically in red colour. The four corners of the notes which previously printed in white colour has been filled with colours.

Type 3 of second series was released from 1995 to 1998 and basically has retained the features from its previous type. The only changes is on the governor signatory. The new governor Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad Mohd Don took over the position from Tan Sri Dato' Jaffar Hussein.

Type 1 of Second Series of Malaysian Banknote

RM1


The front features the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) on the right. The back features the National Monument located at Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.
RM5
The front features the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) on the right. The back features the National Palace located at Kuala Lumpur.
RM10


The front features the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) on the right. The back features the old Railway Station located in Kuala Lumpur which was built in 1910.
RM20

The front features the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) on the right. The back features the headquarters Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) in Kuala Lumpur.

RM50


The front features the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) on the right. The back features the National Museum which was built in 1898.
RM100


The front features the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) on the right. The back features the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur which was built in 1965.
RM500

The front features the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) on the right. The back features the Sultan Abdul Samad Building located at Independence Square of Kuala Lumpur. It was built in built in 1894-1897.

RM1000


This banknote is a Type 2 of second series. The front features the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) on the right. The back features the Malaysian House of Parliament in Kuala Lumpur which was built in 1963.

3 comments:

The Canteen Boy said...

I don't know if you have noticed with the second series $20 banknotes but with the 1982 version has one picture of the BNM office from the front, whilst the revised 1986 version has its picture taken from the right side of the building. Also the watermark area in the 1986 is white compared to the 1982 version is patterned.

Borneo Palma Trading said...

Hi,
i would like to know whether Tun Ismail Md Ali has ever signed banknotes denomination of $500 and $1000. If he does, please get some pictures of it and where can i get it for collection.Tq.

Jack Hoo said...

As fas as I know, Tun Ismail Mhd Ali has never signed on these RM500and RM1000 of 2nd Series of Malaysian Banknote. However, his signature does appear on RM1000 of 1st Series. None of RM500 was issued for 1st Series.