Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today issued a set of 50 dollars Polymer notes. AMBD has also begun selling four out of five special editions of the numismatic set. The set of new polymer notes with the theme "Flourishing Growth" was issued in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Brunei Darussalam and Singapore today. All the polymer notes feature the colour and design depicting the elements of the agreement golden jubilee celebration with the additional text of the "50th Anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement" on the front of the note. At a Media Conference yesterday, Pengiran Maslina binti Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Acting Executive Director of AMBD Currency Management Unit said the commemorative currency notes were launched by 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 and His Excellency Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore, in a ceremony at the Istana, Singapore.
The four special editions of the numismatic set that began on sale today at the Ministry of Finance Complex, in Commonwealth Drive are the sets of the commemorative currency notes issued in conjunction with the Currency Interchangeability Agreement 50th Anniversary, in 3-in-1, 8-in-1 and 40-in-1 uncut sheets. Sale of these commemorative notes sets of 50 Brunei dollar notes began today at prices of up to 4,500 Brunei dollars. Meanwhile, sale of the numismatic special edition of 'Coffee Table Book' type containing both the commemorative Brunei and Singapore 50 dollar notes will only begin this Friday.
The commemorative notes are also issued in the form of special folder sets. The folder set contains one commemorative Brunei 50 dollar note and one Singapore 50 dollar note with the same serial number. Each set will be accompanied by a complimentary folder to commemorate the occasion and is available from the branches of Baiduri Bank, Bank of China Hong Kong (BOCHK), Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), Maybank, RHB Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB) starting this Friday.
Source: Radio Television Brunei