12 JUNE 1967

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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.

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