Saturday, March 1, 2008

Malaya Banknote 1940

The Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya was established in 1938. The Board commenced to issue currency in 1939 to replace the Strait Settlement currency. All the notes issued by the Board bore the portrait of King George VI (1936-1952). These paper money were issued in denominations in Cents and Dollars.

The issuance of 1940 Malayan currency was not broadly circulated in Malay States because of the war in Europe. These notes were printed in United Kingdom. However, not all the notes were circulated. The 10 dollars note was the only note circulated back then because of a shipload of 1 and 5 dollars notes were captured by the German forces during the war.

These note are relatively rare. The design of 1940 notes similar to the 1941 and 1942 except the color used on the notes were different. The 25 cents note was not issued in 1941 but instead replaced by 20 Cents and 50 Cents.

10 Cents

Size : 105mm x 55mm
Printed by Survey Department Federated Malay States on 15th August 1940
Signature by L.S Corney, Chairman of Commissioners


25 Cents



Size : 121mm x 79mm
Printed by Survey Department Federated Malay States on 1st September 1940
Signature by L.S Corney


1 Dollar



Size : 125mm x 65mm
Colour : Green
Printed by Waterlow & Sons Limited London on 1st January 1940
Signature by L.S Corney


10 Dollars



Size : 153mm x 83mm
Colour : Purple
Printed by Waterlow & Sons Limited London on 1st January 1940
Signature by L.S Corney

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

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songyuh said...

i got the 1dollar 1st january 1940 for sold

songyuh said...

i got 1dollar(green colour) 1st january 1940 for sold

kctan said...

songyuh , can i have ur contact ?

kctan said...

ur email

Anonymous said...

email me songyuh
mafie.5827@gmail.com

eizkandar eis said...

hi 25 cent board of comminssoner of currency ,perfect condition 0134444498
no hole

Lie work said...

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