Friday, September 26, 2008

Brunei - 2nd Series Banknote

The second series of Brunei banknote was introduced in 1972 by Brunei Currency Board. The overall concept and design of this series of banknote inherited its first series except the portrait of Sultan Sir Omar Ali Saifuddin was replaced with Portrait of His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. A total seven denominations were issued in this series which consist of the denomination of $1, $5, $10, $50, $100, $500 and $1000. The denomination of $500 and $ 1000 were introduced later in 1979. They were released with the new design compare to others in the same series.

The front of these notes feature the portrait of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the eldest son of Sultan Sir Omar Ali Saifuddin and also the 29th Sultan of Brunei . The back of these notes depict the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin (SOAS) Mosque which was built in 1958 located in the city of Bandar Seri Begawan.







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