This is an amazing historical set of first series of Malaysian Banknotes which was issued in 1967 with the serial number of A/1 000001. It was sold at Spink Auction for £100,000 in London on 8 October 2007. This No.1 presentation set of banknotes was presented by Tun Ismail Mohd Ali, the first Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia to Tuanku Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, the fourth Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Malaysia in 1967. However, it is now in the hands of a private collector.
The Highly Important First Issue Malaysia No.1 Presentation Set
Below is the full description of this wondeful set of banknotes.
Bank Negara Malaysia, a blue leather presentation album with title BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA and arms in gold and containing 1 ringgit, blue and multicoloured, 5 ringgit, green and multicoloured, 10 ringgit, blue and multicoloured, 50 ringgit, blue and multicoloured and 100 ringgit, purple and multicoloured, all ND (1967), serial number A/1 000001, all with portrait of Yang Di- Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Rahman, first King of Malaysia, at right, all are signed by Ismail Mohd Ali, value at centre and at each corner, all notes are mounted in card with gold border (Tan M 27, 28, 29, 30, 31), also a second presentation album containing 1000 ringgit, ND (1968), serial number A/1 000001, purple and multicoloured, portrait of Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Rahman, first king of Malaysia at right, signed by Ismail Mohd Ali, value at centre and each corner, mounted in card with gold trim (Tan M 32).
Presented by Ismail Mohd Ali, the Governor, on behalf of the Board of Governors of Bank Negara Malaysia to then (fourth) King of Malaysia, Tuanku Ismail Nasiruddin Shah. Slight foxing otherwise a superb presentation and a historical series. An exceptional and unique opportunity to obtain the first Malaysia currency notes.