The latest series of Malaysian banknotes draws its inspiration from the distinctive features of Malaysia, incorporating elements of the country's natural treasures, culture and heritage. Themed 'Distinctively Malaysia', the banknotes features traditional expressions in the art and craft, natural wonders, flora and fauna and the economy.
- A collection of two banknotes (RM1 and RM5 denomination) - 500,000 sets priced at RM15.00 each.
- A collection of a single banknote (RM20 denomination) - 500,000 sets priced at RM30.00 each.
- A collection of six banknotes (RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50 and RM100 denominations) - 50,000 sets priced at RM300.00 each. For each set of this collection, all the banknote denominations will carry the same serial number.
- The Obverse Side of the Banknote
All banknote denominations in the new series retain the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Tuanku Muhammad, the national flower Rosa-sinensis hibiscus (known locally as the 'Bunga Raya'), the face value of the banknote, the words 'Bank Negara Malaysia' as the issuing authority of the banknotes and patterns of traditional woven fabric the 'songket' which are in the background and edges of the banknote to reflect traditional Malaysian textile handicraft and embroidery. Other features include the tactile identification for the visual impaired, watermark portrait with pixel and highlighted numerals.
- The Reverse Side of the Banknote
The reverse side of each banknote features different elements of nature, tradition, culture, flora, fauna and the economy that are distinctively Malaysian. The new banknotes also retain the Bank Negara Malaysia logo, serial numbers, Jawi wordings and songket weave patterns on the reverse side of the banknotes.
- The motifs for each of denomination are as follows:
|RM100||Mount Kinabalu and pinnacles rock formations of Gunung Api valley|
|RM50||Oil Palm and Biotechnology|
|RM20||The Hawksbill and Leatherback Turtle|
|RM1||'Wau Bulan' (Moon Kite)|
Source: Bank Negara - www.bnm.gov.my