New RM50 bank note

A Giuk.net feed posted by Jolene caught my attention concerning the new fifty ringgit bank note she received. Being me, I had to make sure that the info was legit, so I went straight to the official web site of Bank Negara Malaysia (the national treasury), and managed to get a confirmation from that site, as well as two on-line news articles from the New Straits Times and The Star newspapers.

The new look (see below) is actually printed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s independence, and can be purchased with a special packaging at any Malaysian commercial banks for RM60. Makes for a great collection, definitely.

The new look for 50 Ringgit note. Image courtesy of Bank Negara Malaysia.

The country has printed another RM50 commemorative note before this, during the Kuala Lumpur ’98 XVI Commonwealth Games.

RM50 commemorative note for the Kuala Lumpur ‘98 XVI Commonwealth Games. Image courtesy of Bank Negara Malaysia.

And below is how the RM50 note actually looks like for now.

Original look of RM50 note as to date. Image courtesy of Bank Negara Malaysia.