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.
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.
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) was issuing 2 new Commemorative Coins in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Bunga Raya as the National Flower and 125th Anniversary of Jabatan Ukur Dan Pemetaan Malaysia. Both Commemorative Coins issued on 30th September 2010 and 14th October 2010 respectively.
Three types of commemorative coins issued by BNM on respective anniversary. They are as below,
Gold Commemorative Coin (proof)
This proof coin is made of gold with 999.9 purity and weighs 7.96 grams. It has a face value of RM100 and will be sold at RM1,200 a piece. The mintage quantity is limited to 150 pieces for each anniversary.
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is issuing special Commemorative Coins which is available for sale starting 16th June 2010.
If you are coins collector, this is a good news for you. You need to react fast as the coins are only available in limited quantity and sold on first come first serve basis.
A commemorative coin is a legal tender coin issued by the Bank to commemorate a specific and significant occasion, outstanding person or place or to mark the anniversary of an historic event.
The following coins are available for sales.