Malaysian Banknotes and Coins: Past Series
Banknotes issued by Bank Negara Malaysia
The authority to issue currency is vested in Bank Negara Malaysia (The Central Bank of Malaysia), under The Central Bank of Malaya Ordinance, 1958, which formed the Central Bank of Malaya (Bank Negara Tanah Melayu) in January 1959. However, the Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya and British Borneo continued to issue currency until 12 June 1967. Later, Bank Negara Malaysia took control as the sole issuer of currency in Malaysia. Old Malayan notes remained in circulation alongside new Malaysian banknotes until 16 January 1969, when they were demonetised.
The currency images featured in this website are not necessarily printed in actual size. Separate measurements are given according to the importance of items shown.
Further information on the history of Malaysian currency is available in a book titled “Malaysian Numismatic Heritage” (ISBN-983-9586-36-X).