The Malaysian Currency :
Current Series - RM2
Bank Negara Malaysia has issued a new RM2 note, 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 theme of the new series, "Wawasan 2020" reflects Malaysia's economic development and achievement towards a fully developed country. For the RM2 denomination, modern telecommunication network is selected as the background motif. The new series also use RM as the currency symbol for the Malaysian Ringgit.
The security features of the RM2 denomination are highlighted here as a guide to the public. These features include the security thread with the repeated text BNM RM2 text, three-dimensional watermark portrait, anticopy feature known as "PEAK" and security fibres in the paper. The new RM2 note is in purple 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.