BANK NOTE
Malaya & British Borneo $10 (1961)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Malaya
Denomination
10 Malayan Dollar
Issued Date/Year
1961 CE - Common Era
Note Type
Paper - Circulation
Front Description
This Note Is Legal Tender for Ten Dollars in the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Brunei, Sarawak & North Borneo
Back Description
سڤولوه رڠڬيت | Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited.
Head of State
Tun Tan Siew Sin
Note Printer
De La Rue & Co, Limited (UK)
Dimension
134 × 79 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Fine
Paper Condition
Pinhole   Dirt   Teared  
CATALOG INFORMATION
M26
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
Malaya & British Borneo $10 (1961)
Malaya & British Borneo $10

This banknote is also known as Buffalo Dollar (Dollar Kerbau or Ringgit Kerbau). It was the first $10 issued after the independence of Federation of Malaya.

It was dated 1st March 1961 and signed by Tun Tan Siew Sin, Financial Chairman of Bank Negara Malaya (now known as Bank Negara Malaysia). This banknote was issued by Board of Commisioners of Currency Malaya and British Borneo.

It shows tiger head as its watermark and depicted a farmer ploughing a paddy/rice field with a buffalo, a common scene during that time in Malaya.

Some collectors consider this to be quite rare item, but of late, many has flooded and exchanged among collectors. The price can be quite expensive as well.

This is of common variety: red,black & brown (Small serial number "A")

Just a fine quality considering that there are two holes (caused by stapler) on top-right, small tear and rusty stain.


Obverse

The obverse contains script in old Jawi, which in modern Jawi will be as follows:

واڠ كرتس اين سه دڤرلاكوكن دڠن نيلاي سڤولوه ريڠڬيت د دالم نڬري-نڬري ڤرسكوتوان تانه ملايو، سيڠاڤورا، بروني، سراوق دان بورنيو اوتارا

which original text in English was:

This Note Is Legal Tender for Ten Dollars in the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Brunei, Sarawak & North Borneo.

Ten Dollars
Old Jawi script: سڤولوه رڠڬيت
New Jawi script: سڤولوه ريڠڬيت
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