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Malaysia - 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement 5.8.1957, Hybrid Note Uncut

Malaya/Malaysia (since 1963)

60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement
This is the 60 Ringgit 3-in-1 uncut sheet commemorative Hybrid note that was released on the 25.01.2018, celebrating the 60th Year of the Signing of the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement 1957-2017. Only 6,000 sheets issued at an issue price of 500 Ringgit. This sheet is issued in a blue box and it also comes with an information card both in Bahasa and English. This set was sold out via a balloting system.

This uncut sheet was harder to get than the RM600 world largest note.

The independence agreement, dated 05.08.1957, was signed by the Malay Council of Rulers from the nine States, namely Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor and Terengganu together with the representative of Queen Elizabeth ll, Sir Donald MacGillivray, who was then the High Commissioner of the Federation of Malaya. The agreement was signed at the British Commissioner's residence in Kuala Lumpur, which then led to the independence of the Federation of Malaya on 31.08.1957.

This note is printed on Durasafe Hybrid materials, a composite of paper and polymer substrate.

The designs
14-pointed federal star(i) (featured on the royal headgear), the royal throne surrounded by a victory wheat wreath, portraits of 15 Yang di-Pertuan Agong positioned in a horse shoe shape, who have reigned since independence (1957) till the present day, starting from top L to R - Abdul Rahman(ii) of Negeri Sembilan (1957-1960), Hisamuddin(ii) of Selangor (1960), Putra of Perlis (1960-1965), Ismail Nasiruddin of Terengganu (1965-1970), Abdul Halim(iii) of Kedah (1970-1975), Yahya Petra(ii) of Kelantan (1975-1979), Ahmad Shah of Pahang (1979-1984), Iskandar of Johor (1984-1989), Azlan Shah of Perak (1989-1994), Ja'afar of Negri Sembilan (1994-1999), Salahuddin(ii) of Selangor (1999-2001), Sirajuddin of Perlis (2001-2006), Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu (2006-2011), Abdul Halim(iii) of Kedah (2011-2016) and Muhammad V of Kelantan (since 2016). The term for the rotating Agong is fixed for 5 years. The note is also printed with the year dates of 1957-2017.

(i) 11-pointed federal star between 1957-1984; (ii) died in office; (iii) the one and only Sultan who had served two terms (5th & 14th Agong); Note: It's too long to have all the Sultan's full names listed here. I believe only four Sultans are still alive today from the above listing.

Sixty Ringgit
Dated 2017
Portraits of the all nine Rulers (Sultans/Raja) signing the Federation of Malaya Independence Agreement, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the First Prime Minister of Malaya declaring independence, the National Palace, Perdana Putra (Federal Government office), the Parliament building (August House) and the Palace of Justice which represent the four pillars of the nation: the institution of the Monarchy, the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary respectively.

Information Card - Bahasa Malaysia
Information Card - English
The nine Rulers who signed the agreement were (from L-R, top to bottom):-
*Pahang - Sultan Abu Bakar Ri'ayatuddin Al-Muazzam Shah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abdullah Al-Mutasim Billah Shah (1932-1974);
*Negeri Sembilan - Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad (1933-1960). 1st Agong 1957-1960;
*Selangor - Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah (1938-1942, 1945-1960). 2nd Agong 1960;
*Kedah - Sultan Sir Badlishah ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah (1943-1958);
*Kelantan - Paduka Sri Sultan Sir Ibrahim IV Petra ibni Almarhum Sultan Muhammad IV (1944-1960);
*Perlis - Tuanku Syed Harun Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail (1945-2000). 3rd Agong 1960-1965;
*Terengganu - Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Zainal Abidin III (1945-1979). 4th Agong 1965-1970;
*Perak - Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Jalil Karamatullah Nasiruddin Mukhataram Shah Radziallah (1948-1963);
*Johor - Sultan Sir Ibrahim Al Masyhur ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar Al-Khalil Ibrahim Shah (1895-1959) represented by his son, Crown Prince Ismail Al Khalidi ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Ibrahim Al-Masyhur (Sultan 1959-1981).

Burma - 1942 to 1945 Japanese Occupation

One Rupee
ND1942, P14a
Five Rupees
ND1942, P15b
Ten Rupees
ND1942, P16b
One Hundred Rupees
ND1942, P

Thailand - 2018 Chakri Dynasty Series

Kingdom of Thailand

A new series of Thai baht with the new portrait of the current King Maha Vajiralongkorn or King Rama X who succeeded to the throne following the death of his father King Rama IX (King Bhumibol Adulyadej) on 13th October 2016.

This is the 17th Series of Thai banknotes and as expected, all notes depict the new portrait of King Rama X in his Air Force Marshal uniform on the front. On the back, from the 50 baht to 1000 baht, there are two portraits of the Thai Kings printed on each note, representing the Chakri Dynasty since 1782. Needless to say, the current King appears twice on the 1000 baht, both front and back;-

The portraits on the back of the notes are: -
*20 baht - The first Chakri dynasty king, King Rama I; Phra Phutthayotfa Chulalok (1782-1809) & King Rama II; Phra Phutthaloetla Naphalai (1809-1824) [son of Rama I];
*50 baht - King Rama III; Nangklao (1824-1851) [son of Rama II] & King Rama IV; Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramenthra Maha Mongkut Phra Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua (1851-1868) [son of Rama II];
*100 bath - King Rama V; Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poraminthra Maha Chulalongkorn Phra Chunla Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua (1868-1910) [son of Rama IV] & King Rama VI; Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramenthra Maha Vajiravudh Phra Mongkut Klao Chao Yu Hua (1910-1925) [son of Rama V];
*500 bath - King Rama VII; Somdet Chaofa Prajadhipok Sakdidej (1925-1935) [son of Rama V] & King Rama VIII; Ananda Mahidol (1935-1946 suicide/murdered aged 20) [grandson of Rama V];
*1000 bath - King Rama IX; Bhumibol Adulyadej (1946-2016) [grandson of Rama V] & King Rama X; Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (since 13.10.2016) [son of Rama IX].

The 20, 50 and 100 baht banknotes were issued on 06.04.2018, which marked Chakri Memorial Day in commemoration of the Chakri Dynasty which was established since 1782, while the 500 and 1,000 baht notes were issued on 28.07.2018, which marked the current King Rama X's birthday anniversary.

In view of the above, I have listed these 5 banknotes as commemorative issues as well. This is a unique issue for Thailand as the designs incorporated all Kings, past and present for the Chakri Dynasty since founded in 1782. It should also be noted that Thailand is the only country in South East Asia that has never been colonised by any western power. However Thailand was briefly occupied by the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War between 1941 to 1945.

Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob

Twenty Baht
Fifty Baht
One Hundred Baht
Five Hundred Baht
One Thousand Baht

Straits Settlements - One Dollar P1c 1924

One Dollar
Dated 05.09.1924, P1c