MALAYSIAN 600 RINGGIT
We discussed the world’s first largest banknote in the previous article. Let us share about the largest banknote of today’s time. RM600 measuring 370 by 220 mm holds the record for world’s largest commemorative banknote ever issued in the history of banknotes.
Bank Negara Malaysia issued RM600 in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement. This commemorative banknote was 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. This banknote commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement signing in the year 1957.
The observe of the banknote symbolises Malaysia as a constitutional monarchy, placed in the middle is the majestic royal throne encircled by the portraits of 15 Yang di-Pertuan Agong who have reigned from 1957 till the present day.
The reverse of the banknote features Portraits of the nine rulers signing the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement, the silhouette of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, National Palace, Perdana Putra, Parliament building and Palace of Justice. These reflect the four pillars of the nation: the institution of the Monarchy, the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary respectively.
Only 6000 pieces were printed and were put to sale for 1100 ringgit more than it’s face value. The note was released for sale on 29 December 2017 along with RM60 and Uncut 3-in-1 RM60, all three at a premium. The picture of the Uncut sheet is attached for your reference.
RM60 has the same design as that of RM 600, the only difference being in their sizes measuring 162 by 84 mm. 60,000 pieces were printed and were sold for RM120 each.