Monday, March 3, 2008

$50s of 1982-84

New in my collection of Mint Uncirculated banknotes of Malaysia are these two $50 notes of 1982-84.
(Above) Front of $50 of 1982-84.

(Above) Back of $50 of 1982-84.

These are the newly designed series, a departure from the series of notes used pre-1982.

The 1982-84 new notes have completely new designs to reflect the Malaysian character. The general design is based on traditional Malaysian ornaments, wood carvings and other crafts and flora from various parts of the country, including Sabah and Sarawak. The "tigerhead" watermark in the old series of notes has been replaced with a watermark portrait of DYMM the 1st Yang Di Pertuan Agong (that is to say when you hold the note up under bright light you will see the Yang Di Pertuan Agong's face!).

These two pieces of Uncirculated $50 notes of mine are signed by Abd. Aziz bin Hj. Taha.

Another thing I am happy with these 2 banknotes are that they are of running serial numbers - one following the other. I am adding these to my other Mint Uncirculated RM50 notes scanned below:
(Above) This is the 8.1.2000 series of new banknotes. The first of its kind was released on 20.7.1998, depicting the "Wawasan 2020" theme of the current Malaysian currency note series which reflects Malaysia's economic development and achievement towards a fully developed country. The first series were signed by the Banks' Governor Tan Sri Dato' Ahmad Mohd. Don. My banknote displayed above bears the signature of Banks' Governor Tan Sri Dato'Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz.

(Above) ... and this is the latest RM50 banknotes. The first 50,000,000 banknotes of this series will bear the 50th Anniversary logo on the top right at the rear of the notes. Subsequent notes will have the logo stripped.

I also recently added the 21.3.1953 Malaya & British Borneo $1 note in Almost Uncirculated condition. Might blog about it sometime in the future after I have received it.



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