MALAYA & BRITISH NORTH BORNEO
Paper Money, 1953 - 61 Issues
     

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Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya & British North Borneo  was a Currency Union
established for the
Federation of Malaya,
Singapore, Sarawak,
North Borneo & Brunei

MALAYA & BR.N.BORNEO Currency Board Banknotes,
1953 - 61 Issues

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY MALAYA & BRITISH NORTH BORNEO

Established 1.1.1952; operated until 1.12.1957
IND < 1867; SSM 1867-1941; MLY 1941-52; MYS 1963 >>
The first banknotes attributable to Malaya & British North Borneo were issued in 1953

Currency Board, 21.3 1953 Issues

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P.1a  1 Dollar
   CL1
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P.2a  5 Dollars
   SN
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P.3a  10 Dollars
   SN
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P.4a  50 Dollars
    AB
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P.5a  100 Dollars
    AB
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P.6P  1,000 Dollars
    AB
UNIFACE PROOF
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P.6s  1,000 Dollars
    AB
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P.7s  10,000 Dollars
Colour Trial Specimen No. 3223/1  AB
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P.7s  10,000 Dollars

Bank Specimen    AB
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Currency Board, 1.3.1959 Issues

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P.8a  1 Dollar
  W&S   TH
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Back
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P.8A  1 Dollar
  TdlR  TH
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Back
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P.9b  10 Dollars
   TH
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BACKGROUNDER

Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya and British Borneo

The Currency Ordinance No. 44 of 1952 of the Crown Colony of Singapore, No. 33 of 1951 of the Federation of Malaya, No. 10 of 1951 of North Borneo and No. 1 of 1951 of Sarawak implemented an agreement between those governments and the State of Brunei for the establishment of a Board of Commissioners of Currency to be the sole issuing authority in British Malaya and British Borneo.

This agreement became effective on 1 January 1952. The Board consisted of five members:

    Financial Secretary of Singapore who was also the Chairman of the Board

    Minister of Finance for the Federation of Malaya

    Governor of Sarawak

    Governor of North Borneo

    British Resident of Brunei

    and two further appointed by agreement of the participating governments.

End of common currency

On 12 June 1967, the currency union came to an end and Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei each began issuing their own currencies. The currencies of the three countries were interchangeable at par value under the Interchangeability Agreement until 8 May 1973 when the Malaysian government decided to terminate it. Brunei and Singapore continue with the Agreement until the present day.

The Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya and British Borneo was officially wound up on 30 November 1979.                                                                                                                                           Courtesy: Wikipedia


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CL1   We gratefully acknowledge collector CL1 for these images.


SN   We gratefully acknowledge Pete at Staples Numismatics for these images.


TH    We gratefully acknowledge Tod Hunt for these images.


AB    We gratefully acknowledge AB for these images.


MALAYA & BNB LINKS

Bank Negara Malaysia

Bank Negara Malaysia Central Bank of Malaysia
The Malaysia Currency
MALAYSIA Government Malaysia Government
MALAYSIA CIA World Factbook - Malaysia
MALAYSIA Malaysia - wikipedia
MALAYSIA World Statesmen - Malaysia