Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Brunei's 1976 and 1982 $100 Note
If you are born after 1980, ask your parents about the above money. If you are born before that, you might have just seen it. This $100 is of the second series of Brunei currency. The first series has the portrait of His Majesty Sultan Haji Omar Ali which was released in 1967. This second series was released in 1976 and another printing in 1982. Both the first and the second series has the same colour and design. The only exception is the portrait of His Majesty Sulan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah replacing that of His Majesty Sultan Haji Omar Ali.
If you happen to find this in your dad's safe, DO NOT SPEND IT. Technically speaking this note is only worth $100 if you bring it to the shop. The shops will accept it after looking at the quizzically. If you bring it to a money dealer (or to me), he will give you US$300 ($450), I would bargain with you for it to be around US$200.