Tuesday, September 23, 2008

St. John Ambulance of Malaysia (SJAM) Commemorative Coin

These commemorative coins were issued by Bank Negara Malaysia on 24 June 2008 to commemorate the 100th anniversary and establishment of St. John Ambulance of Malaysia (SJAM). Three type of commemorative coins were released by BNM in RM100 Gold Proof Coin, RM10 Silver Proof Coin and RM1 Nordic Gold Brilliant Uncirculated (B.U) Coin.

The St. John Ambulance f Malaysia Commemorative Coin Proof Set

The obverse of these coins depict the SJAM's volunteers providing emergency medical assistance to members of the public. The name "St. John Ambulans Malaysia " appears on the upper circumference of the coin, whilst the official motto of SJAM "Perkhidmatan Bagi Manusia" or "Service to Mankind" appears on the lower circumference.

The reverse of these coins depict the official emblem of SJAM at the centre of the coin. A plant with yellow flowers "St.John's Wort", an herb used for wounds, burns, insect bites and as a treatment for malaria, is depicted encircling the lower half of the emblem. The upper circumference shows the words "Ulang Tahun Ke-100" signifying 100 years of SJAM's existence whilst the words "BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA" as the issuing authority appear on the lower circumference. The denomination is reflected on the lower centre of the coin.

More information on the sales outlet for these commemorative coins, please visit BNM's website.



Technical Specification

RM100 Gold Proof
Composition : Gold Au 999.9
Diameter : 22 mm
Weight : 7.98 gram
Mintage Quantity : 100 piece/set
Selling Price : RM1,248.00




Technical Specification

RM10 Silver Proof
Composition : Silver Ag 92.5
Diameter : 37.7 mm
Weight : 21 gram
Mintage Quantity : 350 piece/set
Selling Price : RM138.00


Technical Specification

RM1 Nordic Gold (B.U.)
Composition : Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter : 30 mm
Weight : 8.8 gram
Mintage Quantity : 10,000 piece/set
Selling Price : RM8.00

Friday, September 19, 2008

3rd Series - Complete Set of RM10 Note

TYPE 1
TYPE 2
TYPE 3
TYPE 4
TYPE 5

The 3rd Series was introduced since 1996 in RM2. The release of RM10 of 3rd Series was done in 1997 with the signature of Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad Mohd Don on the side of the note (TYPE 1).

It was in 1999 when Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ali Abul Hassan took over the position of Bank Negara Governor, the RM10 banknote was released with the new signatory (TYPE 2). However, It still remains the position of signature which is on the bottom left side. The position of the signature was reconfigured and was placed in the center of the note, thus in end of 1999, BNM released another different type of RM10 note with Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ali Abul Hassan signature in the center (TYPE 3).

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Zeti Aktar took over the BNM Governor position in 2000 and again the banknote changes it governor signatory (TYPE 4). In 2004, BNM upgraded the RM10 security feature by introducing the holographic strip on the obverse of the note but retained all its other design features (TYPE 5).

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Commemorative Coin - SEA Games XXI

This RM1 commemorative coin was issued on 8 September 2001 by Bank Negara Malaysia to commemorate the event of Southeast Asia Games or SEA Games XXI that held in Kuala Lumpur from 8 September 2001 to 17 September 2001.

The Southeast Asian Games or SEA Games as is popularly known, owes its origins to the Southeast Asian Peninsular Games or SEAP Games. The SEAP Games was conceptualised by Laung Sukhumnaipradit, the then Vice-President of the Thailand Olympic Committee. The proposed rationale was that a regional sports event will help promote cooperation, understanding and relations among countries in the region.

The founding members were Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia (with Singapore included thereafter). The member countries agreed to hold the Games every alternate year. An oversight committee called the SEAP Games Federation Conmmittee was created.

The first SEAP Games in Bangkok from 12 to 17 December, 1959 saw 527 athletes and officials from Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Laos participating in 12 sports.

At the 8th SEAP Games in 1975, the SEAP Federation voted to consider the inclusion of Indonesia and the Philippines in the Federation. This inclusion was formalised in 1977. With this the next games was called the 9th SEA Games, and the SEAP Games Federation assumed its present name as SEA Games Federation. The present member countries stand at 10, with the inclusion of Brunei at the 10th SEA Games.


Techincal Specification

Type : Cupro-Nickel Coin

Composition : Copper 75 Nickel 25

Diameter : 33.7 mm

Weight : 16.8 g

Thickness : 2.6 mm

Approved mintage : 100,000 pieces

Commemorative Coin - Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace 2003

This RM1 Commemorative coin was issued on 30 September 2003 by Bank Negara Malaysia to commemorate the event of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) that held from 30 September 2003 to 5 October 2003 at Langkawi island.

The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition began in 1991 to showcase both commercial and defence related aerospace and maritime excellence and development both in equipment and systems. LIMA'03 is the seventh of this biennial show and it continues to witness successful partnerships, bringing about effective transfer of technology between global aerospace industry players and their Malaysian counterparts. LIMA combines air show prowess and maritime superiority in a stage that continues to grow as a premier event in the Asia Pacific Rim. This exhibition does Malaysia proud as it promotes the country in the global arena.


Techincal Specification

Type : Brilliant Uncirculated Cupro-Nickel Coin

Composition : Copper 75 Nickel 25

Diameter : 33.7 mm

Weight : 16.8 g

Thickness: 2.6 mm

Approved Mintage : 25,000 pieces

Commemorative Coin - The Installation of His Majesty The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XII



This commemorative coin carries the face value of RM1. It was issued on 25th April 2002 in conjunction with the installation of His Majesty Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XII. The observe of the coin features the portrait of Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail. The reserve of the coin features the Malaysia emblem with the wording of "The Installation of His Majesty Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XII" printing in Malay language.

His Majesty The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, D.K.P., D.K., S.S.P.J., D.K.M., D.M.N., D.K. (PERAK), D.K. (Negeri Sembilan), D.K. (Kedah), D.K. (Kelantan), D.K. (Terengganu), S.P.M.J., S.P.C.M., S.S.M.T., Grand Order of King Tomislav (Crotia), was installed as the country’s 12th King constitutional monarch on 25 April 2002.

Born in Arau, Perlis on 17 May 1943, His Majesty received his early education in Malaysia and later completed his formal education in England. He later attended the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. Upon his return, His Majesty served in several positions in the armed forces. His Majesty is an avid sportsman with a keen interest in education and in the activities of the Ex-Servicemen Association of Malaysia.

His Majesty was installed as Raja Muda Perlis in 1960 and was proclaimed the sixth Raja Perlis on 17 April 2000. His Majesty married Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanke Fauziah binti Al-Marhum Tengku Abdul Rashid, D.K., S.S.P.J., S.P.M.P., D.M.N., in 1967.


The brief introduction on His Majesty Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XII

Specification

Type: Brilliant Uncirculated Cupro-Nickel Coin

Composition : Copper 75 Nickel 25

Diameter : 33.7 mm

Weight : 16.8 g

Thickness : 2.6 mm

No. of Issuance : 100,000 pieces

Monday, September 15, 2008

Commemorative Coin - 10th Session of The Islamic Summit Conference

Commemorative coin for 10th Session of the Islamic Conference

This commemorative coin was issued by Bank Negara Malaysia in October 2003 to commemorate the 10th Session Of The Islamic Summit Conference held on 16-18 October 2003 at Putrajaya, Malaysia.

The organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is an international organisation grouping of fifty seven nations which have decided to pool their resources together, combine their efforts, share experience and speak with one voice to safeguard the interest and secure the progress and well being of their people. The OIC was established in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, on 12 Rajab 1389H (25 September 1969), and The Islamic Summit Conference has since convened nine times. Putrajaya, Malaysia has been chosen as the venue for the 10th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference to be held on 16-18 October 2003. The theme for the 10th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference is "Knowledge and Morality for The Progress of Ummah"

Technical Specification

Type : Nordic gold

Composition : Cu 89 Zn 5 Al 5 Sn 1

Diameter : 30 mm

Weight : 9.16 gram

Thickness : 2 mm

Authorized Mintage : 25,000 pieces

Sunday, September 14, 2008

RM5 Replacement Note (3rd Series) With Running Numbers

This is another collection of mine that shows the Rm5 replacement note (3rd Series) in running number. Replacement note of third series always come with the Prefix of ZA and follow by ZB, ZC and etc. Do check your wallet to find the note with Prefix Z, occasionally you can identify them as circulated note. Of course the uncirculated (UNC) replacement note reserve higher value than circulated replacement note.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Complete Set of RM5 (3rd Series)


A complete set of RM5 note with different signatures and types


The issuance of third series of RM5 note took place in September 1999 despite the third series of banknote was introduced in 1996. This RM5 note was first introduced with signature of Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ali Abul Hassan in the center of the note (refer to the top note). In 2000, with the change of the Bank Negara Governor to Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, this note was reprinted with a new signature (refer to middle note).

The circulation polymer RM5 note was released in 26 October 2004 (refer to the bottom note). This polymer note carries the same design with its previous RM5 paper note. However, a clear window incorporates an image of the Prime Minister office at Putrajaya on the middle left of the note was introduced to replace the watermark shown on the paper notes.

Monday, September 1, 2008

RM10 Replacement Note (3rd Series) With Running Numbers

The Replacement Notes for the Third Series carry the Prefix that starts with Z i.e. ZA, ZB, ZC etc. They are relatively hard to find compare to the normal circulated notes. This is just to share with you the replacement note of RM10 in ZA with running numbers. Generally, these running notes have higher value than individual replacement note.

A Complete Set of RM2 (3rd Series)

A complete set RM2 with three different kind/arrangement of signatures

RM 2 was introduced back in 1996 during the introduction of 3rd Series of Malaysian Banknotes. The first RM2 was introduced in 1996 with the signature of Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad Mohd Don at the left side of the note (refer to top note). In January 1999, with the change of Bank Negara Governor to Tan Sri Dato' Sero Ali Abul Hassan, the signature has been changed but the location of the signature has still remain unchanged (refer to middle note).

However, in December 1999, this series of banknote has been revised with the signature shifted to the center of the note (refer to bottom note). With the re-introduction of RM1 of 3rd Series note in 1999, RM2 was slowly discontinued from the market despite it is still valid as circulation note today.