Bank Negara Malaysia is issuing commemorative banknotes in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement. These commemorative banknotes were launched by His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV Sultan Muhammad V at the Museum and Art Gallery, Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
These banknotes commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement signing in the year 1957. The commemorative banknotes honour the Council (later called Conference) of Rulers’ contribution towards the realisation of the Nation’s independence on 31 August 1957. The Agreement dated 5 August 1957 proclaiming the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as the Supreme Head of the Federation was signed by the Malay Council of Rulers from Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor and Terengganu with Sir Donald MacGillivray, the High Commissioner of the Federation of Malaya who represented Queen Elizabeth II. The Agreement became a historical constitutional evidence for the independence of the Federation of Malaya.
The specifications of the commemorative banknotes are as follows:
Single RM600 Banknote
This large-sized banknote has a face value of RM600 and will be sold at RM1,700 a piece. The printed quantity is 6,000 pieces.
Uncut 3-in-1 RM60 Banknote
This uncut banknote has a face value of RM180 and will be sold at RM500 a piece. The printed quantity is 6,000 pieces.
Single RM60 Banknote
This single banknote has a face value of RM60 and will be sold at RM120 a piece. The printed quantity is 60,000 pieces.