BANK NOTE
Malaya 10 cents Emergency Issue
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Malaya
Denomination
10 cent
Issued Date/Year
1940 CE - Common Era
Note Type
Paper - Circulation
Front Description
This Note is Legal Tender for 10 Cents in the Straits Settlements and Malay States
Back Description
Monarch
King George VI
Note Printer
The Survey Deparment, Federated Malay States
Dimension
104 × 55 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Fine
Paper Condition
Washed   Pressed  
CATALOG INFORMATION
B1
Malaysia, Brunei & Singapore Banknotes & Coins (K.N. Boon)
M1
Standard Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei : Coin & Paper Money
BCC.B4(P2)
The Banknote Book - Malaya
Malaya 10 cents Emergency Issue
Probably washed and the folded area in the middle seems quite weak. Probably was pressed as well.

Top-left and bottom-left corners are missing.

Malaya 10 Cents - Emergency Issue

Issued on 15 August 1940 and used until demonetised on 31 August 1948.

Designed and printed The Survey Department, Federated Malay States. Printed on white watermark paper (MSD) and a map of Malaya.

Portrait of King George VI.

Signed by L.G. Corney.

The reverse in blank.

Because of the outbreak of war in Europe, there was a currency shortage due to silver coins hoarding as the intrinsic value of the metal was greater than the face value of the coins. In needs to meet for small change, the Survey Department printed 10 and 25 cents in Kuala Lumpur for circulation. An order was placed for 2,000,000 notes on 17 July 1940 and later delivered on 20 August 1940.

Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya

The Malayan dollar was issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya, with a hiatus during the Japanese occupation (1942–1945).

The Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya came into being in October 1938 following the Blackett Report which recommended that the sole power of issuing currency for the various Malay States, including Brunei, and the Straits Settlements should be entrusted to a pan-Malayan Currency Commission. 

Sir Basil Blackett was appointed in September 1933 by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to lead a commission to consider the participation of the various Malay States, including Brunei, in the profits and liabilities of the Straits Settlements currency. The Blackett Report was adopted by the Government of the Straits Settlements, the Federated Malay States, Unfederated Malay States and Brunei. Legislation was enacted by the Straits Settlements Currency Ordinance (No. 23) of 1938, and ratified by the various states during 1939. 

The board started to issue currency in 1939.

Obverse

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF CURRENCY
MALAYA

THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR 10 CENTS IN THE STRAITS SETTLEMENTS AND MALAY STATES


واڠ قرطس اين صح دڤرلاكوكن ددالم نڬري٢ ملايو

15TH AUGUST 1940

F128374

CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSIONERS

DESIGNED & PRINTED BY THE SURVEY DEPT. F.M.S.


Note

The jawi writing is of the old style, the new style will write as

واڠ كرتس اين سه دڤرلاكوكن د دالم نڬري٢ ملايو
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