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RM5 (Fourth series) Polymer Banknote - June 2012

Featured on the new RM5 polymer banknote is the Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros), one of the largest and most magnificent hornbill species in the world.

Found in low densities throughout various rainforests in the country, this beautiful, broad-winged and long-tailed forest bird plays an important role in the customs and traditional ceremonies in Sarawak which is known as 'Bumi Kenyalang' or 'Land of Hornbills'.

Hornbill is also seen as a symbol of strength and courage by the native communities of Sarawak.


Security Feature

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


RM5 ObverseMicro letteringsIntaglioIntaglioIntaglioIntaglio Colour shifting patch Clear window Intaglio Non-transparent windowShadow ImagePerfect see-through register

RM1 ReverseText and logoTwo colour fluorescent elementMicro letteringsPerfect see-through register Non-transparent window


Intaglio (1)

Feel the raised printing effect by touch.

Intaglio Intaglio

Colour shifting patch (2)

Look at the banknote against white light and observe : ‘sulur kacang’ motif changes colour from green to purple

Colour shifting patch Colour shifting patch

Clear window (3)

Look at the banknote against white light and observe : transparent window containing embossed numeral 5

Clear window


Shadow Image (4)

Look at the banknote against white light and observe : complete shadow of the hornbill

Shadow Image

Non-transparent window (5)

Look at the banknote against white light and observe : crescent and star printed in white from the back

Non-transparent window Non-transparent window

Perfect see-through register (6)

Look at the banknote against white light and observe : complete formation of numeral 5

Perfect see-through register

Micro letterings (7)

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

Micro letterings Micro letterings

Two colour fluorescent element (8)

Check using magnifier and UV light for the following : hornbill and numeral 5, appear in red and yellow colour

Two colour fluorescent element


Text and logo (9)

Check using magnifier and UV light for the following : stag motif and a rectangle with text ‘BNM5’

Text and logo



 

 

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