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10 Ringgit 2004, Malaysia

in Krause book Number: 46
Years of issue: 05.01.2004 - 06.2012
Edition: --
Signatures: Gabernor: Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz
Serie: Third series 1996
Specimen of: 05.01.2004
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 х 65
Printer: Unknown printer

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10 Ringgit 2004

Description

Watermark:

watermark

Colonel Paduka Sri Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad and denomination 10.

Avers:

10 Ringgit 2004

Tuanku Abdul RahmanThe engraving on banknote is made after this photo of colonel Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

Colonel Paduka Sri Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad (24 August 1895 - 1 April 1960) was the first Supreme Head of State or Supreme King (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) of the Federation of Malaya, eighth Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Seri Menanti and second Yang di-Pertuan Besar of modern Negeri Sembilan. Tuanku Abdul Rahman was elected first Yang di-Pertuan Agong or Paramount Ruler of independent Malaya on 3 August 1957 for a five year term by eight votes to one, defeating the more senior Sultan Abu Bakar of Pahang. He had been the ruler of Negeri Sembilan for 24 years before being elected as the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Hibiscus flowers are on top and bottom. Hibiscus rosa - sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia.

Top left are three Braille dots for the visually impaired.

Denominations in numerals are in top right corner and lower, centered. In lower right corner in words.

Revers:

10 Ringgit 2004

Topic - transport.

PUTRA LRTTrain of PUTRA LRT. The Kelana Jaya Line is one of the three rail transit lines operated by Rapid Rail network. The Kelana Jaya Line was formerly known as PUTRA LRT, "PUTRA" standing for Projek Usahasama Transit Ringan Automatik Sdn Bhd, the company which developed and operated it, now owned by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana).

Malaysia AirlinesAircraft Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines.

Malaysia International Shipping Corporation BerhadMalaysian ship of Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad (Since September 2005 - MISC Berhad).

MISC Berhad was incorporated in 1968 as Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad and is the leading international shipping line of Malaysia. In September 2005 Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad adopted its present corporate identity and changed its name to MISC Berhad. Its main shareholder is Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the national oil conglomerate of Malaysia. The principal business of the Corporation consist of Ship owning, Ship operating, Other shipping related activities, Owning and operating of offshore floating facilities as well as Marine repair, Marine conversion and Engineering & Construction works. With a modern and well-diversified fleet of more than 120 vessels and a combined tonnage of more than 13,000,000 DWT.

Hibiscus flowers are on top and bottom. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia.

Top left - Bank Negara Malaysia logo.

Kijang Emas

One of the common features of Malaysian Banknote is that they all are printed with Bank Negara's logo (top right). This BNM logo remains the same throughout the all four series. The logo design depicts Kijang Emas, a barking deer in its natural habitat, in Malaysian jungle.

Indeed, BNM started adopting the Kijang Emas as official logo back in 1964. The motif was, actually, from the ancient Kelantan gold coins. There were three types of ancient Kelantan gold coins issued namely Kijang coin, Dinar Matahari or Sun coin and coins with Arabic inscriptions on the both sides of the coin.

The story of of Kelantan Kijang coin was associated with Che Siti Wan Kembang, whom believe to a women ruler of Kelantan. According the the legacy, a Kijang was presented to her Majesty by some Arabian traders which later she became very fond to this animal and thereafter had inscribed the Kijang into the Kelantan ancient coin.

Another version of this Kijang coin was in fact associated with the influence of Saivite Hinduism. It was believe, that this Kijang coin resembled the Indian humped-back bull. The bull motif was depicted in ancient coins, which found to be circulated in the northern Malay states. Many historians believe, that the bull motif had been gradually transformed to that of a Kijang.

Denomination in numeral is in top right corner.

Comments:

The third series was issued with designs in the spirit of Wawasan 2020 in 1996 in denominations of RM1, RM2, RM5, RM10, RM50 and RM100. The larger denomination RM50 and RM100 notes had an additional hologram strip to deter counterfeiters.