How crude!...................appropriately should have been 'minus the Queen's portrait'. Probably still suffering from the effects of the resentment of British rule and post-independence euphoria......
Happy Independence Day to my fellow Malaysian Collectors and Friends!
Although the note is dated 1st March 1959, it was released to the Malayan public only in June of the same year.This note is one of the first series printed by Waterlow & Sons.
This is the reverse side of the same note.
Termite eaten note with unique serial numbers.
In the same year, a similar design banknote was printed by another engraver Thomas de la Rue and subsequently issued to the Malayan public.
According to a certain Malaysian publisher the prefixes of the Thomas de la Rue notes also starts with prefix A.
Can anyone confirm that this is correct?
About six months after the initial issue, The Straits Times dated December 27, 1959 published this report:
Subsequently, more forgeries were discovered and reported in the press.
The following are some of the notes:
A modern day reproduction issued by Moneyworld during one of it's exhibitions. As good as the real thing, can you spot the difference?