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5 Ringgit 1996, Brunei

in Krause book Number: 23
Years of issue: 1996
Edition: 2 330 371
Signatures: Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 1996
Material: Polymer
Size (mm): 140 х 70
Printer: Note Printing Australia, Craigieburn, Melbourne

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5 Ringgit 1996

Description

Watermark:

watermark

In plastic window is Brunei's coat of arms.

watermark

The initials of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah "HB".

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5 Ringgit 1996

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 Sultan has been among the wealthiest individuals in the world, with differing estimates of his personal wealth as it is not always evident what can be calculated as personal and what rather as public wealth belonging to the state i.e. crown, as Brunei is a monarchy. Forbes for example estimated the Sultan's total peak net worth at US$20 billion in 2008.

Somboi-somboi

The Plant Somboi-somboi or Pitcher Plant of Nepenthes family.

On banknote, presumably, N. mirabilis var. echinostoma - endemic to Brunei and Sarawak and possesses an extremely wide peristome.

Nepenthes, popularly known as tropical pitcher plants or monkey cups, is a genus of carnivorous plants in the monotypic family Nepenthaceae. The genus comprises roughly 150 species, and numerous natural and many cultivated hybrids. They are mostly liana-forming plants of the Old World tropics, ranging from South China, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines; westward to Madagascar (two species) and the Seychelles (one); southward to Australia (three) and New Caledonia (one); and northward to India (one) and Sri Lanka (one). The greatest diversity occurs on Borneo, Sumatra, and the Philippines, with many endemic species. Many are plants of hot, humid, lowland areas, but the majority are tropical montane plants, receiving warm days but cool to cold, humid nights year round. A few are considered tropical alpine, with cool days and nights near freezing. The name "monkey cups" refers to the fact that monkeys have been observed drinking rainwater from these plants.

Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners, in words centered (above).

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5 Ringgit 1996

The Jungle.

Licuala spinosaOn the right side is Licuala spinosa or the Mangrove Fan Palm.

Licuala spinosa, the Mangrove Fan Palm, is a species of palm in the genus Licuala. The plant is native to the moist areas of southeast Asia. Licuala spinosa grows in clumps, reaching 3 to 4 m. (9.8 to 13.1 ft.) high. It prefers full sun, a lot of water, and is more cold hardy than most Licula species.

Arenga undulatifoliaOn the left side is Arenga undulatifolia.

Arenga undulatifolia is found in Philippines (Palawan Island), Indonesia (Sulawesi Island), and Borneo.

Size: This Is A Fast growing clustering Palm, up to 35 feet tall (10 m.). Tufts up to 50 feet in diameter. Leaf: Pinnate, Wavy edges, Trunk: Caespitose (growing in tufts or clumps), and hidden by old leaves, Flower: Spathe Emerges From Crown, Fruit: Dark red when ripe.. Up to 5 cm. long. oblong, containing up to 3 seeds.

Culture: Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Prefers tropical conditions. Min. Temperature: 32°F (0°C), Sun Requirements: Light shade, Germination: Easy germination in 2 to 6 weeks when seeds are fresh. (www.palmpedia.net)

Denomination in numeral is in lower left corner, in words lower.

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