Friday, January 23, 2009


The hobby of collecting Malaysia old currency or banknotes has recently become very popular.

If you intend to enhance your current collection, or are just starting to collect, you will find a great selection of banknotes here, or some of you may want to keep a "little history" of Malaysia with its currencies.

I will be updating this website everyday, so please make sure you keep coming here frequently to check for updates.

First Malaysian Series of Notes 1967 - 1972

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) issued its first local currency notes on 1967, valued at 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 Ringgit Malaysia (RM). The 1000 note was launched on 2nd Sept 1968. The overall design for all the currency notes was very similar. The observe had the portrait of the first DYMM Yang-Di-Pertuan Agong, the first ruler of the country. It had the words "Bank Negara Malaysia" and was signed by the Governer of BNM, Tun Ismail bin Mohamed Ali. On the reverse was the BNM emblem with decorated geomatric designs as the background. The new Malay spelling system was launched on 16th Aug 1972, thus BNM included the new spelling system into the currency notes, but maintained the same design of the currency. For example, the word "SA-PULOH" was changed to "SE-PULUH" on the observe of the RM10 notes. In the 1976, addtional security measure was included, where a latent image of the numeric number appeared when the notes are seen at an angle.

In the 1982, the printed banknotes were signed by the new Governer of BNM, Tan Sri Aziz bin Hj Taha. On 1st Sep 1982, BNM issued two types of new banknotes valued at RM20 and RM500. The new notes weredesigned in line with the Malaysian culture. The tiger watermark on the old noteswas replaced by the portraits watermark of teh first DYMM Yang Di-Pertuan Agong. The new notes printed in Singapore 1983, covered the Malaysian buildings and landmarks, and came in smaller size compared to the earlier.

In 1996 Feb, BNM issued a new type of banknote valued at RM2. This was followed by RM1, RM5, RM10, RM50 and RM100, using new security marks. In 1998 following the financial crisis, the RM500 and RM1000 were withdrawn from circulation. Later on the RM1 coin was also withdrawn from circulation, due to the appearance of fake coins.


  1. Hi!
    Just want to wish you good luck on your new blog about banknote and coin collecting. I am a collector to.
    See you around.

  2. What is the embossed photo of the SA-PULOH ?

  3. Hi i have an old RM500 note. how much is it worth now? Where and how can i sell it?

    1. Did you sell out the 500 note already? Im interested on it.

  4. i have 1952 british colony borneo currency $1000 and i would like to sell it.i can email u the sample pic..anyone interested can reach me at

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  7. i have 1961 british borneo currency $3000...i would like to sell it.for information contact me on google email..( SMS to 0135525633...i will sent picture on my email

  8. i would like to sell of my old malaysia currency , i have 1 - 100 ringgit , 1 - 50 ringgit , 1 - 20 ringgit and 3 - 10 ringgit ... all old currency ...

  9. hello friends,
    i would like to sell old malaysian ringgit
    4 pcs Antique banknote 1980's .Malaysia Sepuluh Ringgit banknote. ( 6 th Series )&
    2 pcs - lima ringgit
    3pcs satu ringgit.
    pls contact me on my email as below:

  10. Hello,i want to change my no. real no. 01129807798..i got 100 pesos...i don't know where country use pesos

  11. May I know where in Malaysia can I sell antique notes and coins? Thanks. I'm KL & Negeri Sembilan based.

  12. Hi. I have many old maney. Hongkongshanghai dollar and any country.. I wan to sel. And I wan to know worth. Cal me. 01112684690. Ad me fb. Tententoto..

  13. Hi. I want to sell old malaysian money here>
    RM 100 - 1
    RM 5 - 1
    RM 1 - 1
    interested, call me 0172828682.

  14. I have bank note of 5Cents. 1st July 1941 bank note. Board Of Commisioners Of Currency MALAYA. If you're interested please contact me. 0122704910

  15. Hi, i have old coins $1- 1971, 50cents- 1960s-1980s 50cents wit double head. Peso 500- 1970s any1 interested give me a call on 0192515755

  16. Hi,I have
    - one rm1 coin ,1971 for sell
    - and few pieces malaysia 3rd Series Ismail Ali RM1.00
    - 20 Baht (1981) King Rama IX, Taksin
    - Republic of South Korea Notes 1973-1979 Issues 500 won
    interested whatsapp me...0163891130

  17. I have the followings old currencies for sale.
    1) 1 cent notes (1941)
    2) 20 Ringgit Malaysia.
    3) 1 ringgit Coins (1981&1985)
    Mobil no: +60123648508.

  18. I have RM50 from year 1986. Codition :VF. Can whatsapp if interested. 0173458430.

  19. I got old note rm20 anyone interested can whatsapp me 0149926136 I can show you the picture