Saturday, December 29, 2007

Wang Kertas Baru Spesel

I managed to get a set of the RM50 banknote issued by Bank Negara Malaysia to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Malaysia’s Independence Day. It comes complete with special packaging/covers and only 20,000 sets are up for sale to members of the public. Nice or not?

These new notes will be distributed through commercial banks effective January 30th time for 'angpows'.

And I did some ‘koreking’ in my drawers and found these old coins (in denominations of RM25, RM5 and RM1) which were passed down to me by my dear momma-in-law many, many years ago. Remember seeing them before? They are more than 30 years old...older than some of my friends here.



posted by nyonyapenang at 2:55 PM, |


  At 11:18 PM Blogger savante said:
What a cool note! I love the colours!
Wah wah wah! I heard that spesel edisen cost RM60 apiece? Anyway, coins - fuhh... memang klasik. I never seen them before... -_-"
  At 7:11 AM Blogger U.Lee said:
Hello NyonyaPenang,
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, and everyone at home a very happy new year, with lots of good health and laughter and every happiness in the days and years to come.
'Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, the hope in tomorrow, the joy in the heart'.
Your friend, Uncle Lee.
  At 8:21 AM Blogger may said:
RM25 coin?! waaa, worth a lot nowadays, yes? I think I've seen the RM1 before, somewhere... reminds me of the old 50 sen coin.

Happy 2008, nyonya!
wow, nyonyapenang getting rich someday! :))
Wah dis is reli nice!!! Bling some for me puhleezzz :D
Happy New Year, many your poket be filled with lots of these beautiful notes!
  At 8:15 PM Anonymous suituapui said:
So which one u give me for my Chinese New Year ang pow leh???
  At 7:44 AM Anonymous suituapui said:
A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS 2008 to you, nyonya and your family from me and mine. Good luck, good health and lots of wealth 24-7-366 (leap year)!
  At 9:08 AM Blogger Nightwing said:
Helo Nyonyapenang,

Happy New Year to you and your love ones..:)

Ya, nice looking RM50. I just hope by the time this note comes out, it can also be use in the bank's cash deposit machine.

Thanks for sharing the coin collections....keep them well..:)
Eh! I dont have that note and have not seen it before. How about sending some over so I can have a closer look? Hee Hee!
Love the look and touch of new notes!
Happy New Year!
  At 2:46 PM Blogger Ah Pek said:
Happeee New Year, Nyonya!

Thans for your visits for the past year!
  At 6:14 PM Blogger zewt said:
wow... some looked ancient.
  At 10:18 PM Blogger Pi Bani said:
Wang kertas baru spesel? Here's wishing you selamat tahun baru lebih spesel!
Waaa... nice, nice coins! I never see before de leh... hehe.

Happy 2008!
Hey, I have not seen that note yet.
Any ang pow for me ??? Er... to old already maybe for my boys.


Wishing you a Happy New Year !!!!
  At 4:42 AM Anonymous Jemima said:
Happy New Year!!! :)
  At 10:14 AM Blogger Chev said:
the new RM50 note very leng woh :)

i have never see those coins before.
Happy New Year 2008 Nyonya. Yummmmmm Sengggggggggggggggggggg..
Hi Savante,

I like the colours, especially the red hibiscus.
Hi Narrowband,

The coins are very much older than you. I will keep them long enough and hope it appreciates in value. :)
Hi Uncle Lee,

Apa khabar? Ada baik ke, semua di Canada?

Thank you so much for your kind wishes.

May God give you a rainbow for every storm; a smile for every tear; a blessing for each trial; a sweet song for every sigh; and an answer for every prayer.

Happy New Year to you and Mrs Lee.
Hi May,

Not many have seen the RM25 coin. I, myself have forgotten about it :)

Happy 'Yee-Leng-Leng-Fatt!'
Hi Winniethepooh,

I am keeping my fingers day...the day may just come when $$$$$ is not an issue....I can buy tickets and fly and visit my blog friends all over the world.

Happy New Year!
Hi Firehorse,

Sure...sure no problem....I bring for keep as goodluck charm for your trips to casino. :)
Hi Suituapui,

Kamsiah for your kind wishes. May you and your family have 366 days and more, of prosperity!

Angpow for you? Err...You are too young for that wor. I give angpows to unmarried young gals and boys AND also to WARGAEMAS SPESEL...those above 80 years young.
Hi Nightwing,

Happy 2008 to you too!

Now that you mentioned, I hope those bank machines are 'intelligent' enough not to reject these new notes. :)
Hi Stay-At-Home Mum,

We will wait for the new issue on January 30 2008 when the banks will be crowded with people coming in to change for fresh, crisp notes for angpows.
Hi AhPek,

HAPPY 2008 to you and all at home.

It's my pleasure to pop over your place once a while and I am happy just the same to see you here too. :D
Hi Zewt,

Not ancient but older than you. hahahah...

HAPPY 2008!
Hi Pi Bani,

'Spesel' as in only 20,000 sets were issued...first 20,000 serial number.

Hi Day-Dreamer,

Check with your parents...they may have a few pieces of the coins in the drawers.
Hi Aiyah Nonya,

You coming back for CNY? Angpows for your boys for prosperity. :)
Hi Jemima,

How have you been? Miss you. :)

Hi Chev,

More colourful hor, these new notes and appears to have more security features...'anti-scanning' or something..

Happiessss 2008! Yummmmmmmssssssinnnng....**burpsss....**
  At 6:16 PM Blogger William said:
Brings back memories... those commemoration coins. My dad's friend use to give those as duit raya!
Hi William,

Now you remind me of those angpows with the 'gold-coloured' RM1 coins...there were some cardboards with slots to hold the coins. :)
  At 12:44 AM Blogger Marsha M said:
huiyoh huiyoh huiyoh!!! reminds me of my angpows I got as a kid!!! not seen for such a long time! this reminds me to keep some of the notes and coins we have today for future reference.