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The Malaysian Currency :  Circulation Notes

Past Series - RM1

DYMM the first Yang Di Pertuan Agong's portrait on the front was surrounded by the woodcarving design of crescents and stars from Kelantan. The general background includes patterns based on kelarai (weaving mat designs) silver engravings, woodcarving, Sarawak beadwork and other crafts (including a wooden top), interwoven with intricate geometrical patterns. The see-through feature utilises a stylised pattern of the lotus flower.

The back features a vignette of the National Monument, a landmark in the Federal Capital. Interspersed at strategic locations are patterns of modern woodcarving (near $1 denomination at the top of the note), traditional leaf patterns (below the Bank's logo) and kelarai (weaving) designs of mat commonly found in traditional Malay houses. A bunch of Bougainvillea was depicted on the lower right hand corner of the note. The predominant colour of the note was blue.