Monday, February 4, 2008

Malaya & British Borneo Banknote 1959 Series

The Malaya and British Borneo dollar was used as currency in Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo and Brunei from 1953 to 1967. The Federation of Malaya continued to use this currency even after independence on August 31, 1957 and the formation of Malaysia in 1963. This currency continued to be legal tender until January 16, 1969. The Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya and British Borneo was wound up on November 30, 1979.




Malaya And British Borneo $1
The Malaya & British Borneo $1 note was issued in 1st March 1959 but only released to public on 1st June 1959. This was the first note issued by Federation of Malaya after its nation independent in 1957. THE FRONT features a sailing fishing boat with a broken gold security thread on the right and a Malayan tiger's head watermark in centre. This note was signed by Tun Lee Hau Shik. THE BACK features the fishermen pulling a fishing boat and State emblems of the then five states i.e. Brunei, Sarawak, Federation of Malaya, Singapore and Sabah.



Malaya And British Borneo $10
The Malaya & British Borneo $10 note was issued in 1st March 1961, they were not released to public until 28th August 1961. THE FRONT features farmer and the buffalo ploughing a padi field with a Malayan tiger's head watermark on the left and the signature of Tun Tan Siew Sin. THE BACK features the emblems of the then five states i.e. Brunei, Sawarak, Federation of Malaya, Singapore and Sabah. Notice that the emblems for Brunei and Singapore had changed if compare to the first issued $1 note.

22 comments:

Chin-Han said...

I have a 1 dollar note from Malaya & British Borneo Banknote 1959 Series. How much does it worth today?

Jack Hoo said...

An UNC note worth around RM350 to RM600 depending on the banknote printer. The earlier was printed by Thomas De La Rue and later was printed by Waterlow & Sons.

sam said...

Hi,
can you tell me buffalo $10 condition UNC how much is it now?

Jack Hoo said...

Sam, depends on the type of buffalo $10 UNC banknote. There are three different types. Small letter 'A' worth about RM1600; Big letter 'A' value around RM3200 and big letter 'B' can be up to RM5200.

Anonymous said...

can you tell me buffalo $10 condition UNC how much is it now?
erm...now i wan 2 sell

Anonymous said...

I have a 1 dollar malaya and british borneo banknote 1953 with buffalo pictures on it. can you tell me how much does it worth today?

Jack Hoo said...

The baffalo is $10 and was printed in 1961. The $1 printed in 1953 is with Queen portrait.

Anonymous said...

i have Malaya & British Borneo Banknote 1959 Series....how much it worth today...and where can i sell it..coz i really want to sell it ASAP..

Pang Chin Hoon said...

I have one board of commissioner of currency Malaya and British Borneo 1 dollar series A (21st march 1953)with queen portrait. How much is worth today?

Jack Hoo said...

Hi Pang, Depending on its condition, the note value is ranging from RM60 to RM200.

Wendy said...

Hi

I got Malaya & British Borneo Banknote 1959 1 dollar with continue number (8pcs), printed by Thomas De La Rue, very good condition, would like to sell it, may I know what is the value?

I also have 1935 straits settlement 1 dollar bank note, with 2 continue number, other 10pcs jumping numbers, want to sell it also, may I know the value?

Anonymous said...

hi i got a few pcs to sell. whr do i sell ? most are AU, 5$ 1953 w queen potrait is crisp uncirculated. how much does it worth? Hope to get your replies soon. maybe we cld deal? need to clear a.s.a.p.. thx

Anonymous said...

How much you offer?

lucelyn manlapaz said...

Lucy here,hi I have $50 here with queen portrait printed on 1953, how much it costs now? And where will I sell it?thanks

Noraini Abdullah said...

Where do I go if I want to sell my old banknotes?. I am located in Cyberjaya, Selangor.

Azim Zaid said...

I have i dollar malaya and british borneo.. 1st march 1959..how much it worth today?

FND RAHIM said...

i have Malaya & British Borneo Banknote 1959 Series....how much it worth today...and where can i sell it..coz i really want to sell it ASAP..

FND RAHIM said...

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Swandy ASamad said...

I have this banknote at UNC condition. PM me if intrested. TDLR.

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