Published: Monday July 16, 2012 MYT 1:11:00 PM
Updated: Monday July 16, 2012 MYT 1:15:05 PM
Bank Negara issues new notes, RM20 denomination makes a comeback
By YVONNE LIM
SUBANG JAYA: Bank Negara Malaysia issued new banknotes into circulation Monday, comprising RM100, RM20, RM10, RM5 and RM1 denominations, in bright colours and motifs depicting Malaysia's cultural heritage and nature.
The RM20 note has been reintroduced in this series, while a new polymer substrate is used for the RM5 and RM1 banknotes.
Among the enhanced security features found on the new notes are a shadow image, clear window, watermark portrait with pixel and highlighted numerals, colour shifting security thread, micro lens thread, perfect see-through register and coloured glossy patch.
A tactile identification feature has also been included to aid the visually-impaired to identify denominations.
The notes were distributed into circulation via various banks, hypermarkets and retail outlets.