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Encyclopedia > Malaya and British Borneo dollar

The Malaya and British Borneo dollar was the currency of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, British North Borneo and Brunei from 1953 to 1967. Malaya continued to use this currency after independence in 1957 and the formation of Malaysia in 1963, as did Singapore after its independence in 1965. The Federation of Malaya, or in Malay Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, was formed in 1948 from the British settlements of Penang and Malacca and the nine Malay states and replaced the Malayan Union. ... State motto: United, Industrious, Dedicated (Malay: Bersatu, Berusaha, Berbakti ) Capital Kuching Governor T.Y.T Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Chief Minister Y.A.B. Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Haji Abdul Taib Bin Mahmud / Pehin Sri Dr. Hj. ... North Borneo was a British Protectorate and later Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, situated in what is now the province of Sabah Malaysia. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


The Malayan and British Borneo dollar was issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya and British Borneo. It was subdivided into 100 cents and replaced the Sarawak dollar, British North Borneo dollar and Malayan dollar (also used in Singapore and Brunei) at par. Like its predecessor, it was pegged at one dollar to 2 shillings 4 pence sterling. Sarawak dollar of 1935 The dollar was the currency of Sarawak from 1858 to 1953. ... The British North Borneo dollar was the currency of British North Borneo from 1882 to 1953. ... The Malayan dollar was the currency of the British colonies and protectorates in Malaya and Borneo. ... The shilling (or informally: bob) was an English coin first issued in 1548 for Henry VIII, although arguably the testoon issued about 1487 for Henry VII was the first English shilling. ... Above: A variety of coins considered to be lower-value, including an Irish 2p piece and many US pennies. ... Sterling may refer to: Sterling (car), a British automobile manufacturer. ...


In 1967, the Malaya and British Borneo dollar was replaced by three new currencies: the Malaysian dollar, the Singapore dollar and the Brunei dollar, all at par. The Board of Commissioners of Currency, Malaya and British Borneo, was finally wound up in 1979. The ringgit (unofficially known as the Malaysian dollar), is the official monetary unit of Malaysia. ... SGD redirects here. ... The Brunei dollar (ISO 4217: BND) is pegged to the Singapore dollar at a 1:1 trade ratio. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


When the pound sterling was devalued in November 1967, existing Malaya and British Borneo dollar banknotes (pegged at 2s. 4d.) lost 15% of their value, but continued to be legal tender until 1969, at the reduced value of 85 Malaysian cents per old dollar. Notes issued in the new currencies were not devalued. This led to a general strike, or hartal, and riots in Penang. GBP redirects here. ... Hartal is an Indian term for strike action, used often during the Indian independence movement. ... State motto: Bersatu dan Setia (United and Loyal), formerly Let Penang Lead Capital George Town Governor Tun Dato Seri Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon Area 1,030 km2 Population  - Est year 2006 1,500,000 State anthem Untuk Negeri Kita (For...


The symbol of the Malaya and British Borneo dollar was $. it makes the world go round ...


Throughout its lifetime, the Malayan and British North Bornean dollar had remained pegged with the British pound at 2s. 4d. ($60 = £7). Coins were available in 1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, and 50 cent denominations, and banknotes in the following two series: For details of notes and coins, see British coinage and British banknotes. ...


1953 Series

Denomination Dominant Color Front Back Printed Date
$1 blue Elizabeth II State emblems of the then 16 states March 21, 1953
$5 green
$10 red
$50 blue
$100 violet and brown
$1,000 violet
$10,000 green

1959 Series Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) (born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms. ... Each of 13 Malaysian states has its own emblem. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ...

Denomination Dominant Color Front Back Printed Date
$1 blue Sailing boat Sailing boat and State emblems of the then 5 states March 1, 1959
$10 red Farmer plowing with ox State emblems of the then 5 states March 1, 1961

Note that this coloring theme still live on in today's three successor currencies. Each of 13 Malaysian states has its own emblem. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Each of 13 Malaysian states has its own emblem. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


References

  • Albert Pick (1996). Neil Shafer, George S. Cuhaj, Colin R. Bruce II (editors) Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: General Issues to 1960, 8th ed., Krause Publications. ISBN 0873414691.
  • (2003) Chester L. Krause, Cliffor Mischler, Colin R. Bruce II, et al. (editors) 2004 Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1901-present, 31st ed., Krause Publications. ISBN 0873495934.

External links

  • Global Financial Data currency histories table
  • Tables of modern monetary history: Asia
Preceded by:
Sarawak dollar (post-WWII)
Reason: creation of a common Board of Commissioners of Currency
Ratio: at par, or 60 dollars = 7 British pounds
Currency of Sarawak
19531963
Currency of Malaysia
19631967
Note: formation of the Federation
Succeeded by:
Malaysian dollar
Location: Malaysia
Ratio: at par, or 60 dollars = 7 British pounds
Preceded by:
British North Borneo dollar (post-WWII)
Reason: creation of a common Board of Commissioners of Currency
Ratio: at par, or 60 dollars = 7 British pounds
Currency of British North Borneo
19531963
Preceded by:
Malayan dollar (post-WWII)
Reason: creation of a common Board of Commissioners of Currency
Ratio: at par, or 60 dollars = 7 British pounds
Currency of Malaya
19531963
Currency of Singapore
19531963
Succeeded by:
Singapore dollar
Location: Singapore
Reason: Independence
Ratio: at par, or 60 dollars = 7 British pounds
Currency of Brunei
19531967
Succeeded by:
Brunei dollar
Reason: Currency Agreement
Ratio: at par, or 60 dollars = 7 British pounds

 
 

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