Friday, June 26, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
$10 note issued by The Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London and China issued for use in Penang in 1886.
$10 note issued by the British North Borneo Company in 1927.
In 1826, the three Settlement of Penang, Malacca and Singapore were amalgamated to form the Straits Settlements. The capital city was first at Penang. It last until 1836 when it was transferred to Singapore. The Cocos-Keeling Island, the Christmas Islands and Labuan were then placed under the Straits Settlements. In 1867, the British Government took over the control of Straits Settlements which previously under the Government of British India and transferred to Imperial Government of London. The first series of coins bearing the inscription "Straits Settlements" were issued in 1871 and the first notes were issued on 31 August 1898. All the paper notes had the legend of "The Government of Straits Settlements promises to pay the bearer on demand at Singapore local currency for value received" and bore the Straits Settlements crest.
$10 note issued by The Government Of The Straits Settlements in 1911.
$1 note issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya in 1940.
$10 Japanese Occupation Note issued by The Japanese Government during the occupation of Malaya in 1942.
$1 note issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya and British Borneo in 1953.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The back of RM2 note depicts the KL Tower and MEASAT satellite.
Kuala Lumpur Tower
Depicted next to KL Tower is the MEASAT 1 satellite. Malaysia launched its 1st Malaysian satellite - MEASAT 1 on 12 January 1996. MEASAT (Malaysia East Asia Satellite) is the name of a line of communications satellites owned and operated by MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd. As to date, Malaysia has launched 3 MEASAT satellites (MEASAT 1, MEASAT 2 and MEASAT 3) and going for its fourth (MEASAT 3A)