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RM20 (Fourth Series) - June 2012

As ambassadors of the rich and colourful marine life found in our tropical waters, two of the most well-known species of sea turtles endemic to Malaysian waters are on the new RM20 banknote - the Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).

The Hawksbill is easily identified by its curved beak and scaly shell while the Leatherback has a leathery skin and seven ridges on its shell.

These gentle turtles are a reminder that their existence rests in the delicate balance of human activity and marine life conservation.

Security Feature

Click on any of the numbered features on the notes below for further detail:


RM20 ObverseText and logoIntaglioIntaglioIntaglioIntaglio Colour shifting patch Clear window IntaglioShadow ImagePerfect see-through register

 

RM20 ReverseClear windowIntaglioNon-transparent windowTwo colour fluorescent elementMicro letteringsPerfect see-through register


Intaglio (1)

 

Feel the raised printing effect by touch.

Intaglio Intaglio

Watermark Potrait (2)

Look at the banknote against white light and observe : watermark portrait and numeral 20

Clear window

Perfect see-through register (3)

Look at the banknote against white light and observe : complete formation of numeral 20

Clear windowClear window


Colour shifting security thread (4)

Tilt the banknotes and observe :

  • the woven security thread changes colour from blue to red
  • continuous dark line with micro text BNM20

Intaglio


Coloured glossy patch (5)

Tilt the banknotes and observe : a gold-coloured stripe with text RM20

Clear window

Micro letterings (6)

Check using magnifier and UV light for the following : intaglio micro letterings

Intaglio Intaglio

Two colour fluorescent element (7)

Check using magnifier and UV light for the following : image of Turtle with numeral 20, appear in red and yellow colour

Clear window

Text and logo (8)

Check using magnifier and UV light for the following : stag motif and a rectangle with text ‘BNM20’

Two colour fluorescent element


Security fibers (9)

Check using magnifier and UV light for the following : visible scatterred in red, yellow and blue colours

Text and logo


 

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