On 21st December 2011, Bank Negara had officially launched the new 2012 currency series of Banknotes. The news regarding the new 2012 banknotes and coins was out since May 2011.
The newly designed banknotes are issued in the denominations of RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20 and RM100 and will be available for circulation starting in the second half of 2012. RM20 note is making a comeback after removal from the circulation a few years ago.
The RM50 denomination banknote for the new currency series is already in circulation. The new series featuring polymer substrate materials for the RM1 and RM5 banknotes.