12 JUNE 1967
INTRODUCTION OF THE RINGGIT
This was the year the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Rahman, first appeared on the Ringgit note, when the new central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, introduced the currency to replace the Malaya and British Borneo dollars. During this time, we had Ringgit notes up to MYR500 and even MYR1,000, which were eventually discontinued in 1996. Coinage was also introduced in denominations of one, five, 10, 20 and 50 sen, and if you look closely on the reverse side of these coins, you’ll see the initials GC stamped on them, the initials of the designer, Geoffrey Colley.