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1 Ringgit 2010, Malaysia

in Krause book Number: 39
Years of issue: 2010 - 06.2012
Edition: --
Signatures: Gabernor: Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz
Serie: Third series 1996
Specimen of: 08.11.2000
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 120 х 65
Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company Limited, Ottawa

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Colonel Paduka Sri Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad and denomination 1.


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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 is a rhombus for the visually impaired.

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


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Topic - Tourism.


Mount Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu) is a prominent mountain on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah and is protected as Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site. Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo's Crocker Range and is the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago. Mount Kinabalu is also the 20th most prominent mountain in the world by topographic prominence.


On the right side is Mount Mulu (Gunung Mulu) is a sandstone and shale mountain. At 2376 m, it is the second highest mountain in the state of Sarawak, after Mount Murud. It is located within the boundaries of Gunung Mulu National Park, which is named after it.

Wau bulan

Wau bulan (واو بولن) is an intricately designed Malaysian moon-kite (normally with floral motifs, that is traditionally flown by men in the Malaysian state of Kelantan. It is one of Malaysia's national symbols, some others being the kris and hibiscus. The reverse side of the fifty-cent coin of Malaysia (1989 series) features an intricately decorated wau bulan with a hummer on top. The logo of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is based on the Wau Kucing (cat kite). There are many types of wau in Malaysia, each with its own specialty. Wau kucing (cat kite) and wau merak (peacock kite) are some of the variants.

Wau bulan got its name from the crescent moon-like shape of its lower section (bulan means "moon" in Bahasa Malaysia). Given the right colour, wau bulan apparently resembles a rising crescent moon when flown.

The size of wau bulan is bigger than any other Malaysian traditional kite. The typical size is 2.5 meters in width and 3.5 meters in length. This makes the decorations painted on the kite's body to be visible when it is flown high in the air. To make it more distinctive, wau bulan is normally decorated with large, strong coloured patterns.

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.


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.

Another milestone for Malaysian banknotes for the year 2010 with the release of three alphabets prefix (i.e. AAA) banknotes, for the first time ever, by the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). If you have followed closely with the development of Malaysian banknotes, you should aware that it was never in the Malaysian banknote history that three alphabets were used in prefix since its first debut in 1967.

Many of these three alphabets prefix of RM1 have released by BNM in 2010 in conjunction with the high demand of new RM1 notes during the festival season.