The Malaysian Currency :
Current Series - RM10
Bank Negara Malaysia has issued a new RM10 note, the third lowest denomination in a completely new design Malaysian currency notes series. The new series incorporate new security features and retain some of the existing security features to deter counterfeiting. The new series will circulate along the existing series until the existing series are gradually phased out.
The theme of the new series, "Wawasan 2020" reflects Malaysia's economic development and achievement towards a fully developed country. For the RM10 denomination, the background motif depicts modern transportation by air, land and sea. This is represented by Malaysia Airlines' aircraft, Light Rail Transit System's train and Malaysia International Shipping Corporation's container vessel plying the imagery sea routes around the world to signify the importance of the transportation in Malaysia's economy. The new series also use RM as the currency symbol for the Malaysian Ringgit.
The security features of the RM10 denomination are highlighted here as a guide to the public. These features include the security thread with the repeated text BNM RM10, three-dimensional watermark portrait, anticopy feature known as "PEAK" and security fibres in the paper. The new RM10 note retains the red colour and the size is slightly reduced to facilitate easier handling. The intaglio (raised printing) of the portrait of the First Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong is retained as a dominant feature.
The public is advised to look carefully to differentiate the genuine notes from the counterfeits.