The Kuala Lumpur 98 XVI Commonwealth Games RM50 Commemorative Note
This limited edition of RM50 Commemorative Note was issued by Bank Negara Malaysia in co-operation with Sukom Ninety Eight Berhad on 1st June 1998 to commemorate the Kuala Lumpur '98 XVI Commonwealth Games. It was the first polymer banknote issued in Malaysia.
Main Security Features
- Optical Variable Devise
- Two clear windows
- Intaglio micro-letterings
- Rainbow printing
- See-through registration
- Anti-scanner/copier patterns
- Invisible inks fluorescing under ultra-violet light
The Back cover features the National Stadium located at Bukit Jilil which is the heart of XVI Commonwealth Games
Highlight of the Kuala Lumpur 98-XVI Commonwealth Games
Kuala Lumpur is the first Asian city to host the Commonwealth Games. This glorious event brings together 6,000 athletes officials from 69 Commonwealth nations.
The Games is held from 11-21 September 1998 and staged at 26 venues around Kuala Lumpur and the Langkawi Island.
For the first time in history of the Games, team sports such as netball, cricket, rugby and hockey (men and women) are being introduced. This is in addition to 11 other sporting events, which are, athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, lawn bowls, shooting, squash, swimming, tenpin bowling and weightlifting.
In conjunction with 1998 – Years of Sports and Recreation, the Malaysian Government has declared the Games a National Event.