Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will issues a new series of Malaysian banknotes and coins and it will be circulated in early 2012. The issuance of new design is a normal exercise where it is to be taken every twelve years.
The theme of the design of the new currency series will include features that are distinctively Malaysia and will include enhanced security elements due to advancements in technology for currency notes.
The issuance of new banknotes is the fourth series, design of banknotes. It will come in the denomination of RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20 and RM100.
The new design coins are the third in the series. It will come in the denominations of 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen and 50 sen.
The existing series of banknotes and coins will continue to remain in circulation until the latter are gradually withdrawn from circulation.
BNM also will issue the commemorative coins for the third series.