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 This RM2 banknotes has been withdrawn from circulation.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

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