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Total commemorative banknotes issued is under 1,500 pieces. If you have achieved any figures close to this, then you are doing extremely well, as many of the older commemorative notes are hard to find even in poor conditions.

Opinion: Many collectors of commemorative banknotes would have come across with those Somaliland sets overprinted with gold and silver texts with the following wordings - 5th Anniversary of Independence 18 May 1996 [Sanad Gurade 5ee Gobanimadda 18 May 1996]. I believe these are "home made" (or fake) and not authorised by the central bank. My argument is simple. No central bank would have issued an overprint commemorative banknote that the texts are so large that it would cover the two signatures on the note as well as part of the serial numbers. Even if these are genuine notes, then these could be issued as souvenir sheets and not as legal tender. As I said before, this is my opinion. If you have paid top dollars for these, please think about my argument. There is always a sucker around the corner, including me of course!

All comments are most welcome but it has to be subjects related to banknotes or banknotes collection. If not, it will not be approved. Thanks

04 December 2010

Malaysia - 2008 Commemorative Circulating RM50

50th Year of Independence 1957-2007
Fifty Ringgit, ND31.01.2008 P49
Without Gold overprint on either side of the left and right edgesReverse - AA Prefix
AB Prefix
AC Prefix
AD Prefix
AE Prefix
ZA Prefix (Replacement)
This RM50 was issued on 31.01.2008. The note was issued to commemorate Malaysia 50th Year of Independence from the British on 31.08.1957. The front of the note depict the first King (Agong) of Malaysia (then Malaya) Tuanku Abdul Rahman. The reverse features the First Prime Minister of Malaya/Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman declaring independence.


  1. Unfortunately, I am missing 2 more prefixes AC & AD!

    The rest I got it for face value from the hole in the wall.

  2. Wilson,

    There might be more. Keep trying other ATMs in difference locations. I don't collect them all unless is a short series.

  3. Unfortunately, I only have AA, so Wilson, stop comparing!!!!


  4. Guys,

    I do not normally collect all prefixes unless is a short issue. This is just one way of holding up my spare cash!