New Malaysian RM50 Notes

I wanted to blog about this after Chinese New Year, but I assumed it will be something everyone has seen so I didn’t.

But until today, I haven’t seen any new Malaysian Fifty Ringgit currency notes in circulation.

Does anyone have any idea why it’s not being used at all? Is everyone just keeping the newly minted RM50 dollars at home?

If you haven’t seen them yet, I took some photos to share with you.

This picture below is a front view. In case you are wondering why that lovely, alluring, silver background looks so familiar, it’s because I used Izzie as a backdrop.

The following is the back view. The semi-circular crease at the middle top part is not part of the design. I think I clipped it with something.

Comparison between the existing and new 50 ringgit notes. The size is the same but the dark border on the new note makes it look smaller.

ATM machines don’t accept them yet, so I feel like it’s still semi-legal tender.

By the way, how come there has to be ‘Specimen‘ or ‘Contoh’ whenever money is being displayed in print media? I don’t know the exact reason but I thought I’d better do the same here.

I got a whole stack of them but tak sampai hati (can’t-reach-my-heart) to use them. They look so nice together.

11 thoughts on “New Malaysian RM50 Notes”

  1. I had one piece and also didn’t have the heart to use it. But….I am broke so I had to. So painful.

    Adino: It’s supposed to be in circulation by now… already two months. If like this, how long do we have to wait for the new RM10 note?

  2. “Species” – I like that.

    I heard that the “Specimen” is supposed to ‘prevent’ people from printing them out – but I think this is a silly reason.

    Adino: Thanks for getting the joke πŸ™‚

    I agree, it is probably a method to prevent counterfeiting… but I don’t know if anyone will be dumb enough to actually use money they printed using their laser printer

  3. I will (pretend to be smart ass) try to answer one of the question:

    This batch of RM50 is only a ‘special collection’ edition
    Only a limited number of pieces has been printed, for the 50th anniversary

    They are now only printing the ‘mass purpose’ edition
    The front will remain the same
    while the back page will be slightly different

    Adino: Really special edition? Cool! That means I can sell on e-bay

    πŸ˜›

  4. crap..i spent mine d..i had two..
    my fren asked to exchange..
    so i being the nice fren changed with her..cause i had two..
    namind..ask from daddy..he still has one more.. πŸ˜›

    Adino: Waa… How come you change with your friend so nice?

  5. I thot you stop blogging but apparently you dropped off my newsgater feed! newsgater is crappy.

    Adino: No wonder… I thought you don’t care about me anymore

    πŸ™

  6. I don’t even have ONE and you have so MANY???!!! I so jeles! Can do barter trade with me ah?
    I thought the *specimen* thing is to prevent people from taking the image and somehow making counterfeit. Donno how it’s possible though…

    Adino: I think by the time we barter trade, you will be able to get your hands on some through circulation.

    I also don’t think it’s possible to make counterfeit using the images… considering the level of detail they need.

  7. Eh, only after I read the comments did I realise there’s a SPECIES up there! How come I missed it the first time round? Sure must be because I was focused only on the RM50 notes! LOL.

    Adino: Thanks for getting the punchline πŸ™‚

  8. no mah..she wanted…and so ngam i got extra so mah change with her..
    but mana tau i spend it ad..wakaka

    Adino: Nvm, just ask from your dad la

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