Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has adopted many printer companies in banknote printing. Most of the Malaysian banknotes in its earlier series were printed mainly by Bradbury Wilkinson & Co and Thomas De La Rue. At its later stage, the banknotes were also printed by others printers such as BA Banknote, United States Banknote, Canadian Banknote, Francois Charles Oberthur, Giesecke & Devrient and Harrison & Son.
Among all these printers, I am trying to figure out which printer company have printed the least in Malaysian banknote, of course this is in reference to the banknote denomination, signature and year of issuance.
I might not be correct completely. I find that the RM100 signed by Ahmad Don and printed by Harrison & Son Company is one of the least printed banknotes as far as the banknote printer is concern. Of course the printer also printed for RM500 of the same series.
2nd Series of RM100 signed by Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad Mohd Don and printed by Harrison & Son Company.
Let's take a quick check. This RM100 note is printed in two prefixes i.e. AN and AP. In other words, the total of full issuance of these notes is only 20 million pieces. Comparing to the same denomination note in this series, it is consider relatively rare. Surprisingly, the guide book has not reflected the value of this note and many of us might not aware of it. The value of this note is tagged par as the same series of RM100 printed by TDLR. One thing to note is that this is the very last print of the 2nd Series of RM100 before the introduction of 3rd Series (Wawasan).