Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Malaya King George VI - $10,000 Note

Malaya King George VI - $10,000 Note

This is a rare piece of "Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya" specimen note with a face value of Ten Thousand Dollars. It was one of the highest face value note in peninsular Malaya during early 1940s. This note was originally printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson and Co Ltd in 1 January 1942. It was not commonly circulation and was only used for inter-bank transactions.

The front note features the portrait of King George VI in oval frame at right and the note value in ornate guilloche at left. Interestingly, this note bears two serial numbers A/1 10751 and A/1 02750 located at the upper right and lower left corners.

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