Do you ever notice there is a few words printed at the very bottom of the reverse side of 1st Series and 2nd Series of Malaysian Banknote? You can find them printed in "Thomas De La Rue", "Bradbury Wilkinson & Co", "Harrison And Sons", "BA Banknote", "United States Banknote Co", "Canadian Banknote" or "Giesecke & Devrient". What do they mean? Indeed, this is one of the special features of the these two series of banknote where they can be identified through different printers. Printer is an authorised printing company that undertakes the responsibility to print the banknote on behalf of Central Bank.
The reverse of RM1 of 2nd Series indicates the position of Printer name
Collector always like to search for rare quantity of notes despite they are almost 100% identical except the tiny words describing the Printer. Different note printed by different printer carries different value. For example, a RM1 note (issued in 1982) printed by Thomas De La Rue and Bradbury Wlkinson & Co are not having the same value. The later has the higher value that earlier.
However, this feature has not inherited on 3rd Series and 4th Series of Malaysian Banknote. No printer name is found at the reverse of these notes. Why? It is for us to find out.