Sunday, August 30, 2015

Monetary Authority Issue Commemorative Notes to Honour Sultan


Commemorative dollar notes to honour Sultan
Posted date: August 29, 2015
| Fadley Faisal |

AUTORITI Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) has introduced a limited edition of Brunei dollar notes to mark His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s 69th birthday celebration.

The uncut polymer currency, which can be used as legal tender, will be available for purchase for members of the public.

“The sales of the limited numbers of the $1 and $10 notes will kick start on Monday, August 31, and the public can buy it from AMBD located at the Commonwealth Drive during government office hours,” said Mardini bin Haji Eddie, Executive Director of AMBD’s Monetary Operations Department at a press conference held at the Brunei Currency Monetary Board Building.

The uncut three-piece $1 block is sold at $40 while the eight-piece $1 block is priced at $100.

The three-piece $10 block is up for grabs for $70 and eight-piece $10 block can be purchased for $200.

These notes carry more value than when it is used as legal tender, Mardini said, adding that more often it is collectors who eye these ‘uncut blocks’ to add to their personal collection.

The public can learn more about the sale of these commemorative notes as well as AMBD’s other commemorative notes and coins by contacting its Currency Management Unit at 2382186.

Mardini also mentioned that previously AMBD sold out its uncut Brunei-Singapore $20 polymer notes that were issued in both countries to commemorate the 40 years of the Currency Inter-changeability Agreement (CIA).

Also in attendance at the media conference yesterday were AMBD officials.

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