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The Malaysian Currency :  Circulation Notes

Past Series - RM20

Intricate motifs of traditional Malaysian carving in wood and silver form the pattern surrounding the portrait of DYMM the First Yang Di Pertuan Agong. The Bank's name was surmounted with designs of intricate woodcarvings. Other design features include a prominent ornamental representation of a boat's prow, an up standing ornamented 'spar rest' surrounded with more ornament based on woodcarving styles. A colourful modern see-through feature was placed at the bottom, based on pandanus woven patterns of Sabah and Sarawak. The intricate design from woodcarving and silverware were presented in this note, against a background of typical Malaysian reed mat and kite patterns. The latent image was embellished with a design from silverware, located to the left of the serial number at the bottom.

On the back was vignette of the Head Office building of Bank Negara Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, against a background of reed mat patterns. A pitcher plant from Sabah was depicted on the left of the building, while a design based on traditional Sarawak shields was shown on the right side. The note was predominantly in light green or 'sepia'.