Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Brunei Currency Notes 2011

The Brunei Times 19th July 2011 had this news about the new Brunei polymer notes:


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

BRUNEIANS can now get their hands on the new $1, $5 and $10 polymer banknotes when they will be made available and circulated this week.

The new banknotes were issued by the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) yesterday to mark the 65th birthday of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

Hj Adi Marhain Hj Leman, assistant managing director, AMBD Monetary Operations Department, said that the issuance of the new polymer notes introduces eight "new and advanced security features" to combat counterfeits and will be circulated side by side the present notes, which all will remain legal tender in Brunei and in countries which accept them.

The new polymer notes contain a dynamic optical feature which alternates between gold and blue when viewed at varying angles, as well as a multicolour raised fine line printing of His Majesty's portait, Red Crest of Brunei Darussalam, the flower design and surrounding text.

Raised printing of the Braille '1', '5' and '10' numerals are also introduced to aid the visually impaired.

The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque and the ceremonial barge, the Royal Ceremonial Hall (Lapau), and the Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah form the complex clear window design on the $1, $5 and $10 notes respectively, each incorporating a shadow image and vignette of the corresponding numeral.

When raised to the light, His Majesty's portrait, initials 'HB' and a section of the mosque or Lapau design will appear, along with a flower design through a combination of front and back printing in registration.

The new banknotes also feature complex fine line background security patterns in multiple rainbow print with fluorescing elements illuminate under ultra violet light.

Serial numbers are printed in varying sizes and fluoresce yellow/green under ultra violet light.

The Brunei Times


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costa said...

Hi, I had collected some of the old series of Brunei banknote. I wonder whether it's still legal tender?

costa said...

I'm currently located at Singapore. May I know when the new Brunei banknote will be available in Singapore?

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