This is the first Brunei $500 note. This particular note was issued in 1987, twenty years after Brunei first issued its own currency notes. However this note was first printed in 1979 before a second printing in 1987. Theoretically speaking this note has a value of $500 if you happen to go shopping with it but among collectors, this note is worth several times that much. The interesting thing is that this particular portrait of His Majesty only appeared like this on this note and the $1,000 note and nowhere else.