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1 Ringgit 2008, Brunei

in Krause book Number: 30
Years of issue: 2004 - present
Edition: 7 479 798
Signatures: Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 2008
Material: Polymer
Size (mm): 140 х 70
Printer: Note Printing Australia, Craigieburn, Melbourne

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1 Ringgit 2008

Description

Watermark:

Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.

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1 Ringgit 2008

Hassanal Bolkiah (Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien; born 15 July 1946) is the 29th and current Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei. He is also the first and incumbent Prime Minister of Brunei. The eldest son of Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien III and Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit, he succeeded to the throne as the Sultan of Brunei, following the abdication of his father on 4 October 1967.

The Simpor (Dillenia Suffruticosa) tree has large bright yellow petals and large leaves. When fully in bloom, the petals spreading out like an umbrella. It is also widely used in Brunei in art design for traditional handicrafts. The Simpor is commonly found along the rivers in Brunei, especially the Temburong River, and also at swamp or white sand areas. Most parts of the tree have multiple uses, for instance, the treatment of wounds. The Sumpor is a national flower of Brunei.

Revers:

1 Ringgit 2008

Waterfall in the jungle. Presumably waterfall Wasai Wong Kadir.

Comments:

An interesting fact about Brunei:

For 96 years Brunei has the status of the British colony. In 1984 the country became independent.