Paper Money

1966 Malaya note essays sell in Spink auction

A printers' face and back archival essay for a proposed 5-ringgit Malaya note sold for £14,500 ($22,698 U.s.) Dec. 9 by Spink in London.

Images courtesy of Spink.

A printers’ face and back archival essay for a proposed 5-ringgit Malaya note sold for £14,500 ($22,698 U.S.) Dec. 9 by Spink in London.

The circa 1966 pieces were printed for Bank Negara Malaysia and are mounted on board. The face side has all zeroes for the serial numbers and features multicolored geometric shapes. The back has ornate engraving and is printed in green ink.

“The Bank Negara first issued notes in 1967 and this essay can be attributed to July 1966,” according to the catalog.

All prices are subject to a 20 percent VAT on the hammer price and buyer’s fee.

Check out more recent paper money posts: 

Satirical $1,000 'note' pokes fun at a former soldier turned politician from the late 1800s

Rare 'forced' loan document dating from 1644 sold for more than $4,000 by Spink

1910 Imperial Bank of Canada $10 note sells for nearly $4,000 in recent Canadian auction

More from

X-ray performed on Boston time capsule that may contain 17th century Pine Tree shilling

The man who spent $4.76 million on gold Nobel Prize medal has returned it to its owner

For 2014 Kennedy half dollar, value difference between Specimen 68 and Specimen 69 huge: Market Analysis

Sold out: 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency set, with 50,000 sets reported sold

Why is the U.S. Mint selling silver American Eagles at a record-breaking pace?

Keep up with all of's news and insights by signing up for our free eNewslettersliking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter. We're also on Instagram!

Community Comments