The Mystery of Brunei's $1 note with 2 serial numbers

Every once in a while, some BR readers out there would send me something. This I received from a reader who luckily enough reads the Miri Daily News which is in Chinese. She found this story and has very kindly translated the news article and emailed me the relevant page on Miri Daily which appeared in the 10th November 2006 edition.


B$1 note with 2 different serial numbers

Seria, Nov 9 – A currency note collector was very excited as he discovered an extraordinary note few days ago. The B$1 note bears two different serial numbers on it.

Mr. Yong said that he started to collect B$1 notes years ago, particularly those with the “golden” numbers of ‘6’ or ‘8’. To date, he has collected over ten pieces “golden” numbered B$1 notes.

Recently he was fortunate to have discovered a note with “golden” numbers, as well as a note that has two different serial numbers printed on it. He presumed this is a printing error by the Currency Board.

On the right hand corner of the unusual note is 4266868, however the left hand bottom corner is 833318 which he has never seen before."

I have not asked the folks at the Brunei Currency and Monetary Board as to how that particular note has two serial numbers on the front (see that note on the newspaper page.) If I get a nice answer, I would post that here. In the meantime, you better start taking a look at the $1 note in your wallet. They may be worth something.

Comments

3 stripes said…
Zaki, any comments on this? Hehe..
Anonymous said…
counterfeit???? :)
Z.M said…
We'll look into this matter immediately and inform you as soon as we have more information on this..
Anonymous said…
This is not new Mr BR. A friend of mine has a good collection varities of current Brunei $1 note. He told me most of those notes he got from Petrol Filling Stations where the people passed the notes to petrol attendants.Counterfeit or wrongly printed is always possible nowadays. Its IT world. I just wonder if its worth collecting.
Anonymous said…
well..at least its worth a dollar..hehe
Anonymous said…
My, I collect $1 too that has my nubmer on it. I better go and have a look at them.
San said…
As long as the note is worth its value... coz i had an experience today where the only money i have in my wallet was a 50SGD to pay for something i ate...was returned coz the note ada tear sikit..sheesh...thank goodness for direct debit cards....
Syazwan said…
This is interesting.. Hehe. :)
lizzie said…
maybe post it on e-bay and see how much it's worth ;)
Z.M said…
Anonymous said...
This is not new Mr BR. A friend of mine has a good collection varities of current Brunei $1 note. He told me most of those notes he got from Petrol Filling Stations where the people passed the notes to petrol attendants.

Is it possible for us to get a hold of these notes?

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