Thursday, January 15, 2009

Brunei $500 Polymer Note

In conjunction with 60th Birthday of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the Brunei Currency Board issued two new polymer notes in denomination of $500 and $10,000 on 28 December 2006.

Unlike all other Brunei polymer notes, this $500 polymer note has a special feature. Instead of bearing the portrait of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, it does away from its traditional with replacing it with the portrait of Sultan Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th ruler of Brunei Darussalam.

The $500 Polymer Note with the portrait of Sultan Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien III

The front of this $500 polymer note features the portrait of Sultan Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien III and the crest of Brunei Darussalam is printed in red ink on a gold flower patch. The back features the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan which was built in 1958, one of the largest and the most beautiful mosque in South-East Asia.

1st Series of Brunei banknote issued in 1967 with the portrait of Sultan Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien III, father of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

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