Wednesday, January 30, 2008

1st Series of Malaysian Banknote (Type 1)

The first series of Malaysian Banknotes were issued by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) on 12th June 1967 in 5 denominations namely $1, $5, $10, $50 and $100. Subsequently, the $1000 denomination was issued on the following year in 1968. These series of banknotes adopted the design colour code during the colonial times i.e. blue, green, red etc.

This first series of note consists of four different types. The original type or Type 1 which was issued from 1967 to 1972 (images as shown below) adopted the old Malay spelling. It is noted that the words 'Di-Perlakukan' and 'Gobenor' were used. Also, for high denominations such as $10, $50, $100 and $1000 where the old Malay spelling of SA-PULOH (Ten Dollars), LIMA PULOH (Fifty Dollars), SA-RATUS (One Hundred Dollar) and SA-RIBU (One Thounsand) were observed on the notes.

The subsequent revised type of this series of note or Type 2 which was issued from 1972 to 1976 adopted the new Malay spelling. The word 'Di-Perlakukan' and 'Governor' had been changed to 'Diperlakukan' and 'Gobenur'. The new Malay spelling of SEPULUH, LIMA PULUH, SERATUS and SERIBU were used. All other designs remain unchanged.

The Type 3 of the first series was introduced from 1976 to 1981. A slight change on the design for $1, $5 and $10. It is noted that dollars sign at the bottom left corner of these three notes were removed. All other features or designs remain unchange.

The Type 4 of the first series was circulated from 1981 to 1983. The only changes is on its previous type was the governor's signature. The new Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Dato' Abd Aziz bin Hj Taha took over the position left by Tun Ismail Mohd Ali.

FIRST SERIES (TYPE 1)

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 traditional design of Kijang Emas, an official logo of Bank Negara 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 traditional design of Kijang Emas, an official logo of Bank Negara Malaysia.


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 traditional design of Kijang Emas, an official logo of bank Negara Malaysia.


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 traditional design of Kijang Emas, an official logo of Bank Negara Malaysia.


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 traditional design of Kijang Emas, an official logo of Bank Negara Malaysia.

RM1000

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 Malaysia House of Parliment.

Monday, January 28, 2008

2nd Series of Malaysian Banknote (Type 3)

Type 3 of second series was released from 1995 to 1998 and basically has retained the features from its previous types. However, this Type 3 does not carry the denomnation of RM1 and RM20. The only changes of this Type 3 compare to previous two types is on the governor signatory. The new BNM governor back then, Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad Mohd Don took over the position from Tan Sri Dato' Jaffar Hussein reaulted the issuance of this Type 3 note.

Type 3 of Second Series of Malaysian Banknote

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

2nd Series of Malaysian Banknote (Type 2)

The Type 2 of the second series was introduced from 1986 to 1995 with the signature of Tan Sri Dato' Jaffar Hussein. This Type 2 series has removed the blind mark on upper left corner which was a feature of Type 1 notes. The prefix and serial number were printed vertically in red colour for the first time in Malaysian Banknotes. As part of the security feature, silver thread was introduced at a later stage.

All the designs inherited the previous type except for the RM5 and RM20 notes. The reverse of RM20 for both types feature the image of Bank Negara Building. However, the angle of the images taken were differently as one shown the from the front view while the other featured the right angle. On the other hand, the cross flag post illustrated on the reverse of RM5 had been modified on this Type 2 series.

Type 2 of Second Series of Malaysian Banknote

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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.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

3rd Series of Malaysian Banknote

The third series of Malaysian Banknote (Type 1) was first introduced in 1996 with designs in the spirit of Wawasan 2020 that reflects the Malaysia’s economic development and achievement towards a fully-developed country.

The Type 1 of the third series was first released with RM2 in 1996, followed by the RM10 note in 1997. It was at the subsequent year or 1998 which the RM50 and RM100 were introduced to the market. At the earlier stage, the denomination of RM1 note was not introduced because it was BNM intention to have RM1 circulation coin to replace the role of RM1 note. However, this plan was reviewed mainly due to comment on the RM1 coin which apparently to be to heavy or messy to be carried around for daily usage. In addition, counterfeit coins were discovered in use in the market. This Type 1 of third series carries the signature of Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad Mohd Don on the bottom left side of the notes.

The Type 2 of the third series was introduced in early 1999 which inherit the Type 1 design but with the new governor, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ali Abul Hassan. The position of the governor signature of this Type 2 note still remain on the same.

The Type 3 of the third series was released in late 1999. It has reintroduced the RM1 note as part of the third series of Malaysian Banknote. No change to the design of this Type 3 note except the position of the governor Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ali Abul Hassan's signature has been shifted to the center of the note.

The Type 4 of the third series was introduced in 2000 with the new governor signature. Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz took over the position left by Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ali Abul Hassan. This series of note has been circulated until to date.

RM1

This is Type 4 of third series of Malaysian Banknote which was issued since 2000. 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 Mount Kinabalu, Mount Mulu and "Wau Bulan" Kite.

RM2

This Type 1 of third series banknote was issued in 1996. 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 modern telecommunication network with Kuala Lumpur Communications Tower and the MEASAT satellite. This RM2 banknotes has been withdrawn from circulation.

RM5

This is Type 4 of third series of Malaysian Banknote which was issued since 1999. 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 modern telecommunication network with Kuala Lumpur Communications Tower and the MEASAT satellite. This RM5 paper banknote has been replaced by RM5 Polymer Banknote.

RM10

This Type 1 of third series banknote was issued since 1998. THE FRONT features the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) on the right. THE BACK features Putra LRT train, Malaysia Airlines aircraft and MISC ship.

RM50

This Type 1 of third series of banknote was issue since 1998. THE FRONT features the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) on the right. THE BACK features PETRONAS oil platform.

RM100

This Type 1 of third series of banknote was issued since 1998. 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 car (PROTON) production line and engine