$1 currency issued by Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya and British Borneo on 21 March 1953.
Besides Malaya and North Borneo, there are total of 33 countries have had featured the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in their currency prior to their independence. Among these countries are Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Caribbean Territories, British Honduras, Canada, Cayman Islands, Ceylon, Cyprus, East African Currency Board, East Caribbean States, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Malta, New Zealand, Rhodesia, Scotland, Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Mauritius, Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Saint Helena, Seychelles and Southern Rhodesia.
$1 Currency issued by Government of Hong Kong on 1 July 1955
Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926 in London, England. She is the Queen of Britain and Northern Island and Head of 15 States of 15 other Commonwealth countries. She is also the Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. She was proclaimed as Queen of Great Britain on 6 February 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI.
To many collectors, the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II sounds extremely familiar to them. For those whom have yet to have any Queen Elizabeth II portrait banknotes, I think you are still long way to be classified as a banknote collector. You should have at least one piece of Queen Elizabeth II portrait banknote in your collection throughout your collection life if you want to be a genuine collector.