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.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello, i have some 1st series notes that i might want to sell to collectors. would you know how or where i can sell?

Anonymous said...

sell them on ebay malaysia.

Anonymous said...

can i buy this collectors? i can buy from where?

Anonymous said...

hi, may I ask from where did you take all this info?

Anonymous said...

Hi, what is the worth of a piece of 1st series - type 3 $1 note?